Protests against COVID-19 lockdowns in China
|Protests against COVID-19 lockdowns in China|
|Part of democracy movements in China|
|Date||15 November 2022 – ongoing|
|Methods||Protests, protest songs, demonstrations, riots, civil unrest, internet activism|
|Resulted in||Easing of anti-COVID measures by some cities|
|Parties to the civil conflict|
A series of protests against COVID-19 lockdowns began in China on 15 November 2022. The protests are regarded as the largest nationwide anti-government rally in China since the Tiananmen protests in 1989.
Introduction[change | change source]
The protests began in response to measures taken by the Chinese government to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country, including implementing a zero-COVID policy.
Ssmall-scale protests began in early November, widespread civil unrest erupted following a deadly fire in Ürümqi that killed ten people. Protesters demanded the end of zero-COVID policy and the resignation of Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party. Xi Jinping was endorsed for an unprecedented third term as party general secretary weeks before the beginning of the widespread protests.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Che, Chang; Liu, John (2022-11-16). "Covid Lockdown Chaos Sets Off a Rare Protest in a Chinese City". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-11-29.
- ↑ "Protests in China Widespread, Largest Since 1989". Indonesia Posts English. 2022-11-28. Retrieved 2022-11-30.
- ↑ "Xi's Zero-Covid Policy Sparks Largest Protests Since 1989". finance.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2022-11-30.
- ↑ Bagshaw, Eryk (2022-11-28). "Three ways Xi could respond to the loudest wave of protests since 1989". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2022-11-30.
- ↑ "Xinjiang residents complain of hunger after 40-day COVID lockdown". Al Jazeera English. Retrieved 2022-11-27.
- ↑ Jiang, Steven (2022-04-19). "Hunger and anger in Shanghai's unending lockdown nightmare". CNN. Retrieved 2022-11-27.
- ↑ "China Covid: Protests continue in major cities across the country". BBC News. 2022-11-27. Retrieved 2022-11-29.