Protests escalate as authorities warn of ‘crackdown’ – DW – 11/30/2022

Riot police and protesters clashed anew in southern Chinese city Guangzhou, online videos showed on Wednesday, as rallies against strict lockdown regulations continue in China.

Protesters’ demands quickly escalated  from anger over lockdown policies into calls for political freedom.

China’s top security body issued a warning late on Tuesday proclaiming that authorities would not shy away from a “crackdown” on “the infiltration and sabotage activities of hostile forces”, while civilian authorities stated that “illegal and criminal acts that disrupt social order” would not be accepted.

The movement is the biggest wave of civil disobedience China has seen since Tiananmen in 1989. 

Videos of clashes posted on social media

A video published on Twitter showed dozens of riot police…

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