(CNN) Protests erupt across China in unprecedented challenge to Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid policy

Demonstrators stand by protest signs in Shanghai, China, on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.

Beijing (CNN)Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday faced unprecedented dissent after thousands of demonstrators protested in cities across China over the weekend against his zero-Covid strategy — with some daring to openly call for his removal in the streets.

“Step down, Xi Jinping! Step down, Communist Party!” some protesters yelled among hundreds who gathered in the financial hub Shanghai — one of multiple major cities where protests broke out following a deadly fire Thursday at an apartment block in the far western region of Xinjiang.
The fire appeared to act as a catalyst for searing public anger over China’s strict zero-Covid measures after videos emerged that seemed to suggest lockdown measures delayed firefighters from reaching the victims.
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  1. Weng ping
    November 30, 2022

    When will we rise as Dominicans and put mr. Bully out for good? Where are the Arawaks? Don’t let the Chinese ask, “Where are the black peoples“? And then laugh. Time 4 dem 2 go.

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  2. Made in China
    November 29, 2022

    Dominicans should use the protest in China as motivation to have massive protests in Dominica over the Skerrit / China rule of communism in Dominica. As we speak Skerrit has taken another massive step to render our laws and constitution in effective and we the people should shut down Dominica before, during and after the December 6 STEALexsion of his

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  3. Ibo France
    November 28, 2022

    China is one of the most brutal and feared military dictatorships that exists today. That regime would not hesitate to use heavy armoured vehicles to crush to death thousands of unarmed protesters.

    This is the said dictatorial government that Roosevelt most admires, and tries to follow in lockstep. A massacre in Dominica by a desperate ruler to cling to power is not farfetched.

    The godawful INFIDEL is taking Dominica down that alley. But, he’s bound to meet his waterloo sooner than he expects.

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  4. Rise and walk
    November 28, 2022

    So Chinese can protest in China and Skerrit shooting us and intimidating us in Dominica even when we try to walk?

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  5. derp
    November 28, 2022

    Ye, but this is China, they have no problem with disappearing people, nothing is going to come out of these protests the Chinese population the majority of them are docile sheep

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    • smh
      November 29, 2022

      dude shut up. You people are so weak in mind and defeated. These people risking their lives to stand up against the biggest satanic hegemony on earth right now and all you can say is that nothing will come of it?

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  6. Juanita
    November 28, 2022

    Absolutely power corrupts, absolutely! I hope the Dear Leader of Dominica is following with a keen eye, these events in China. Looking forward to the press release from the top China envoy in Roseau as well.

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  7. Pipo
    November 28, 2022

    Dictators have attempted to suppress the human spirit throughout history but none learned the lesson that this is impossible. The list is long: Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Papa Doc, and these are just a few examples of fairly recent times. Democracy is not easy to live with for those characters, who are used to the dictum “do as I say, not as I do”, reinforced and surrounded by sycophantic leeches. I agree, democracy is not easy, it is hard work, but always preferable, no essential, for a fair and equitable society.

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    • Bobby
      November 29, 2022

      Here is an example of what the people of Dominica need to do. Don’t let one single man impose his will on all you. Kick him out!

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    • RandyX
      November 30, 2022

      Dictators can only suppress the human spirit if these same humans allow the dictator to do so. It appears that humans in the world, incl. China and Iran don’t allow their dictator to do so over a prolonged period of time. Eventually they say: ENOUGH is ENOUGH. Only in Dominica the dictator gets away with it. What does that say for Dominicans? All you please reflect for a while, think of your and your children’s future. You don’t have a future with this one on the helm. Think my people and reject all his bribes and lies.

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