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China tries ending protests over COVID-19 restrictions and send university students home

China is seeing some of the largest protests they have seen in decades as people gather to call on leader Xi Jinping to resign.

Chinese universities have sent students home and police are working to stop protests throughout Beijing and Shanghai.

While some controls have been eased, authorities are not stopping the zero-CIVID strategy that has people upset. This restriction is forcing millions of people to remain stuck inside of their home for months on end. Many people have been detained over it and surveillance has increased, according to CNY Central.


Students at major universities in China were sent home as a way to protect them. While this is what universities are claiming, by sending them away it also reduces the chances of protests and activism.

Police have been seen stopping residents to check their phones, likely for apps like Twitter, which are illegal, or photos of the protests.

Many of the protests are stemming from an incident where people were trapped in a burning building due to COVID control measures.

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