Chinese people have been marching down the streets in response to the country’s increasing restrictions on Covid policies, crippling the ordinary lives of people for more than three years now. While the world has lessened regulations regarding Covid_ most have eradicated restraints_ China has feverishly held on to the initial program of restricting the common people from roaming at will.
Recent months saw a rise in protests all over the country with people holding anti-Covid banners and engaging in riots with the police. The people have called out the government to abolish or at least minimize some of the extraordinary laws that prevent them from participating in social settings.
The Chinese government has been pushing back the people for quite some time yet their efforts have been strongly denounced by their people, resulting in outrageous protests in various cities and on the internet as well.
China’s Zero Toleration Policy for Covid has seen some aggressive surge in recent weeks. On Sunday, the police hit some rough patches while dispersing a crowd of Chinese protestors in eastern Beijing. The protests resulted from a fire in the Xinjiang region which killed 10 people when the region was under strict lockdown, making it impossible to rescue the people in time.
The government ordered some ease in the restrictions on Thursday as protests turned violent and more frequent with more people marching down the streets and clashing with the police.
As people saw no clear endpoint to the attitude the Chinese government has taken against Covid, the frustrated masses have sparked international unrest by sharing cases of people being dragged down the streets, being taken into custody without notices and forcefully being subjected to solitary confinement.
After their announcement of decreasing the intensity of Covid restrictions, the Chinese government has ordered its internet watchdog to restrict social media site usage in the country, thus making it impossible for the citizens to share their protests on the internet.
The Cyberspace Administration of China has instructed social media companies that run social media sites, including Titok to increase censorship regarding people posting protest videos and how they are treated by government officials. The content moderation will see that no information about the recent Xinjiang fire incidents is shared on the Internet.