Authorities in China’s western Xinjiang region opened up some neighborhoods in the capital of Urumqi on Saturday after residents held extraordinary late-night protests against a strict COVID-19 lockdown.
Xinjiang officials said Sunday that public transport services would gradually resume from Monday in Urumqi.
Elsewhere in China on Sunday, protesters also took to the streets in opposition to recent lockdowns coming as China seeks a spike in coronavirus infections.
In the capital of Beijing large areas of the city are under lockdown, prompting some residents to stage small-scale protests or confront local officials.
Hundreds of students from Beijing’s elite Tsinghua University protested against COVID lockdowns on Sunday, holding up signs at the entrance of the university’s…