China Protestors Demonstrate Against “Zero-COVID” Policy

Protestors were triggered after a fatal fire occurred last week resulting in at least 10 deaths.

Chinese leader, Xi Jinping is facing backlash after thousands of demonstrators protested in cities across China over the weekend.

As the three-year mark of COVID-19 approaches, China remains under strict mitigation measures. Protestors were triggered after a fatal fire occurred last week resulting in at least 10 deaths. Video evidence showed that the lock-down measures still in place, prevented firefighters from arriving on the scene sooner than they did.

The incident caused residents to express their desire to end the lock-down. The government said it would lift the lock-down in stages, but did not offer a clear time frame. Protests rapidly broke out all over the country as residents fight for freedom from the lock-down restrictions they have faced for several years now.

Protestors have called for Xi Jinping and the Communist Party to “step down.”