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China’s police are catching up to protesters

29 Nov 2022 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

Chinese authorities were caught off guard by the protests that spontaneously popped up across the country. But police are now moving in to suppress demonstrations. FP has a vivid on-the-ground report.

Editor’s note: We decided to keep our special correspondent anonymous because of concerns about their safety.

China is in the midst of the country’s largest public unrest in decades. Over the past four days, angry citizens have taken to the street of dozens of cities across the country to protest against the government’s COVID-19 measures. In some areas, especially major cities, this has included direct challenges to the ruling Communist Party.

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