WorldTension in China: hundreds protest at Beijing Tsinghua University...

Tension in China: hundreds protest at Beijing Tsinghua University over COVID restrictions


- Advertisement -

Hundreds of students from the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing demonstrated on Sunday against the anti-covid policy of the government of Chinaaccording to an eyewitness interviewed by AFP and images posted on social media.

- Advertisement -

The protest It was consecutive to another rally held on Saturday night on another campus, the one at the Peking Universityand several similar manifestations in Shanghai and other cities of China against the country’s draconian sanitary measures.

LOOK: China breaks another record with 40,000 new cases of coronavirus, 90% asymptomatic

- Advertisement -

“At 11:30 [03H30 GMT], several students began to unfurl banners at the entrance of the canteen. Then more and more people joined. Currently there are between 200 and 300 people”, said a student who participated in the protest interviewed by AFP.

Students protesting against China’s zero covid policy at Tsinghua University in Beijing. (AFPTV / AFP). (-/)

The witness recounted that a student brandished a Blank sheet –a gesture that became a symbolic protest against censorship in China— and other women joined her.

“We sang the anthem and the Internationale and we shouted ‘freedom will triumph’, ‘no to tests’, ‘we want food’, ‘no to confinement, we want freedom’”added the witness.

Videos posted on social media showed a crowd outside the university dining hall, gathered around a speaker.

“This is not a normal life, we are fed up. Our lives were not like this before,” the speaker cried.

Another video, apparently filmed at the same location, showed students chanting “Democracy and rule of law, free speech!” but it was quickly removed from the internet.

The deputy secretary of the Communist Party of the college he was talking to the students when many began to leave, the witness told AFP.

Police were not yet present at the scene, he added.

Source: Elcomercio

- Advertisement -
I am Jack Morton and I work in 24 News Recorder. I mostly cover world news and I have also authored 24 news recorder. I find this work highly interesting and it allows me to keep up with current events happening around the world.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Craving a dessert? Discover 3 recipes with seasonal fruits

In summer, the fruit options that we can find are irresistible. Although they can be eaten fresh, they...

El Déan Valdivia, mentor of rulers

Juan Gualberto Valdivia Cornejo, who would later be called "mentor of rulers", was born in Yslay, province of Arequipa,...

First planes with international aid arrive in Syria after devastating earthquake

The first planes with supplies and specialized personnel to help in the rescue efforts from the earthquakes arrived today...

Huawei adds the Cabify transport app to its app store

Huawei has incorporated the app cabify to its app catalog on AppGallery, which is now available...

Pereira vs. Nacional online live by Superliga BetPlay 2023: schedules and how to watch

Sports Pereira vs. National Athletic live for the Super League BetPlay 2023 via win sports online ...

Vegan papa a la huancaína: learn how to prepare this recipe with few ingredients

Everything is “veganizable”. Any recipe, even the most complicated, can be made exclusively with ingredients of plant origin,...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you