China: Episodes and protests yesterday – The biggest wave of civil disobedience in 10 years

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Another one a night of riots yesterday (29/11) in China and specifically in the city of Guangzhou, with its 19 million inhabitants.

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Anger in China over its zero-cases-of-coronavirus policy has overflowed. Citizens clashed with police officers who wore full-body white protective suits and held shields over their heads to avoid being hit by objects thrown at them, as footage circulating on social media shows. Another video shows them being arrested in handcuffs.

Western analysts see the protests as the biggest wave of civil disobedience since President Xi Jinping took power a decade ago.

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China’s health authorities announced slight reduction in cases from SARS-CoV-2 on a 24-hour basis, for the second consecutive day, accounting for 37,828 infections, 4,288 with symptoms of COVID-19 and 33,540 asymptomatic, which they count separately. No deaths were reported for the second day in a row.

The death toll from the pandemic in the giant Asian country of 1.4 billion inhabitants remained unchanged at 5,233 deaths out of a total of 319,536 cases with symptoms, according to figures from the National Health Commission and Reuters. A record 40,347 was announced on Monday casesof which 3,822 had symptoms.

Source: News Beast

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