27 Nov 2022

Protesters demand President Xi resignation over China zero-Covid policy

Protests against China’s ongoing strict Covid restrictions have spread to cities across the country, with some openly calling for President Xi Jinping to step down.

Demonstrations started in the city of Urumqi, where lockdown rules have been blamed after 10 people died in a tower block fire.

In the last two days, demonstrations against Covid restrictions and daily testing have spread to streets and university campuses in Beijing Shanghai, Nanjing and Wuhan.