Young women at front line of China’s sweeping Covid protests

28 Nov 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

The prominent role played by young women in the protests in China reflects wider societal changes, Bloomberg reports. They also have a specific reason to be angry about the Covid restrictions.

Young women have emerged as a prominent voice of protests over the weekend in China against Covid Zero, a rigid policy that's brought sudden lockdowns and misery to millions of people across the country for months.

On the streets of Beijing and Shanghai, women defied heavy police presence in some areas, joining fellow protesters venting their anger and frustrations on local officials and the Communist Party. Several women were also observed making impassioned speeches despite the risk of possible consequences.

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