Tuesday, November 15, 2022

"Protesters knock down barriers and overturn a police car ... in southern Chinese city as Covid curbs fuel unrest"


Guangzhou, home to nearly 19 million people, has been the centre of Covid outbreaks in China, with the number of cases surging in recent days. Daily infections of Covid-19 in the city have topped 5,000 for the first time


The area is home to many poorer itinerant labourers. They have complained of not being paid if they are unable to turn up for work, and of food shortages and skyrocketing prices while living under Covid control measures.

For several nights, they'd been tussling with the white-clad Covid prevention enforcement officials, and then overnight on Monday the anger suddenly exploded onto the streets of Guangzhou with a mass act of defiance.

Some videos purportedly from China:

(Described by a locked account as showing Foxconn disposing of the personal effects of employees that fled quarantine)