China: scenes of revolt against the confinement considered excessive

China: scenes of revolt against the confinement considered excessive

Daily tests, positive cases, strict confinement. The zero-Covid policy applied in China exasperates a part of the population. The result is rare scenes of revolt.
At night, the police patrol in numbers to avoid overflow. Because in Canton (China), the crowd is angry and defies the authorities. Some people break down the barriers blocking the entrances to buildings, others throw anything they can get their hands on in the direction of the men in white. These are rare images, censored in China, of protest against the zero-Covid policy and against the repeated harsh confinements.

Daily PCR tests
In Guangzhou, some nights are insurrectionary. Since last month, and an outbreak of Covid-19 cases, several parts of the city have been blocked off. In a working-class neighborhood of two million people, people are locked in their homes. And beware of those who venture outside their apartments without masks. More than 25,000 new positive cases were officially reported on Friday, November 18. Guangzhou is not the only city subject to restrictions. In Beijing, PCR tests are daily for everyone. As soon as a positive case is discovered, the authorities confine a whole residence and take the patient away, even if he is asymptomatic. At best for a hotel, at worst for a quarantine camp, with spartan and cold living conditions, in a city in western China.