China: Protests against Xi Jinping spread to many cities

Reports from Tuesday seem to show that the protests against Chinese President Xi Jinping and the government’s “covid zero” policy that were written on two banners in Beijing last week have spread to other Chinese cities and campuses around the world.

Before the 20th national conference of the Communist Party of Beijing, two banners with the original slogans were put up on a bridge in the Haidian neighborhood in the northwest of Beijing. The catchphrases criticized China’s divisive COVID-19 control regulations. China (CCP) is still active.

Xi is ready to win a third term as president of the country when the congress is over.

Xi was called a despot in one chant.

One guy reportedly got into trouble after the rally on Thursday. Even though the protest or arrest hasn’t been officially confirmed by the authorities, banners have been taken down and internet posts about it have been quickly deleted.

The phrases have reportedly been observed in at least eight additional Chinese cities, according to the Bloomberg news agency.

According to VoiceofCN, the slogans have since appeared covertly in at least eight Chinese cities, including Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong, according to the article from Bloomberg.

VoiceofCN, a group of unidentified Chinese people, is said to have more than 30,000 followers on their pro-democracy Instagram account.

The majority of the phrases were written out of sight of security cameras on the walls of public toilets.

Since most of them are hidden from the omnipresent security cameras in China’s extensive monitoring system, bathrooms have emerged as a crucial space for dissent. At the China Film Archive Art Cinema in Beijing, “resist dictatorships” was written in graffiti in one instance above the urinals, according to a Bloomberg article.

According to the BBC, identical signs or phrases have been shown on university campuses in the US, UK, Europe, Australia, and other regions.

The fact that the government blocked the words “bridge” and “Beijing” when people in China were looking for more information about the protest shows that no amount of carefully staged political theater will be able to meet the needs of human rights.

The incident included a pro-democracy demonstrator from Hong Kong who was pulled into the grounds of the Chinese consulate in Manchester, England and assaulted. On Tuesday, Britain summoned China’s chargé d’affaires to provide an explanation.

Tuesday, Wang Wenbin, a spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing, said that the demonstrators had “illegally entered” the consulate and “endangered the security of Chinese diplomatic facilities.”

stated Wang. All diplomatic missions are entitled to take the necessary steps to preserve the tranquility and decorum of the buildings. I want to emphasize that foreign Chinese embassies and consulates must maintain their integrity and tranquillity at all times.

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