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Over the weekend, thousand of overseas Chinese in 60+ cities rallied in memory of #Uyghur victims in the #Urumqi fire and in solidarity of the Covid protest back home. Many of the protests were led by overseas Chinese women, feminists and queer.
On Instagram, Chinese Queers Will Not be Censored has been documenting feminist and queer organizers' voices and demands. We see women and queer people leading the chanting: We want freedom, not forced covid tests. We want diversity, not patriarchy.…
Chinese feminist and queer organizers demand diversity. This means seeing and listening different voices. In New York, feminist and queer organizers prioritized #Uyghur people's speeches in the open forum session.…
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More powerful statements from citizens in #China: "After seeing #Urumqi residents bravely took to the street on Friday and people in Shanghai organizing memorials for those who lost their lives in the deadly fire, I think they are too brave and I need to do something to ...
... let the world know about what they are doing. I may not be brave enough to directly participate in the protests, but I can stand by their side to let them know that they are not alone. After losing their freedom for three years, many people can't afford to eat, ...
... have lost their jobs or can't return to their homes. Many people have died from the secondary disasters of the pandemic. I think we can't let this keep happening."
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More voices from #China: "I joined the protest because I was dissatisfied with the government's imposition of lockdowns, the government's abuse of power, the strict online censorship, the covering up of truth in the #Xinjiang fire and to show solidarity with people in Shanghai."
"After living under lockdown and strict pandemic control measures for the last three years, people don't have much money, and the government also didn't provide much subsidy during the process of the lockdowns. We have to use personal savings to buy supplies."
"Some businesses can't operate and employees can't go to work. Many people have mortgages for cars and houses, as well as the entire family's spending, tuition for children and medical fees for the elderly.
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At about 19:49 on November 24, a fire broke out in a high-rise residential building in #Urumqi, killing 10 people and injuring 9 others.

Some people in China have expressed great sorrow and frustration online and in the streets.

Here’s what we know so far. 🧵 1/5 📷 WeChat
After the fire, there was speculation on social media that blamed the Covid-19 prevention measures for allegedly blocking fire trucks from entering the community and for the building’s locked door, sparking public anger and concern. 2/5
But, the Jixiangyuan community has been designated as a “low-risk community” since November 12, meaning residents are allowed to circulate freely. The residents of the 15th-floor apartment where the fire began, luckily exited the building safely. 3/5
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Was passiert gerade in #China? Und woher kommen die Proteste? Eine kurze Erklärung 🇨🇳🧵👇
1⃣ In der Nacht von Samstag auf Sonntag versammelten sich in #Shanghai auf der Wulumuqi Lu zahlreiche Menschen und skandierten in #China bisher ungehörte Parolen wie „Nieder mit #Xi Jinping“ „Nieder mit der KPCh“
2⃣ #Wulumqui ist der chinesische Name für #Urumqi, die Hauptstadt der Region #Xinjiang. Dort waren am Donnerstagnacht zehn Menschen verbrannt, weil ein Löschfahrzeug nicht schnell genug zum Einsatzort durchdringen konnte. Grund waren Lockdown-Sperren
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Proteste con pochi precedenti - per portata, sostanza e forma - stanno diffondendosi a macchia d'olio in #Cina.

La scintilla è stata l'incendio verificatosi pochi giorni fa a #Urumqi, popolosa città dello #Xinjiang, dove almeno 10 persone hanno perso la vita.
Nel mirino della popolazione sono finite le misure restrittive anti-#Covid che hanno impedito ai vigili del fuoco di intervenire per tempo e di prestare soccorso alle vittime.
Le proteste, da spontanee e sporadiche, sono diventate nelle ultime ore qualcosa di diverso.
Da #Pechino a #Shanghai, da #Wuhan a #Nanchino: migliaia di persone, spesso studenti, sono scesi in strada per protestare contro le politiche "zero Covid" messe in atto dal governo. Il più delle volte mostrando cartelli bianchi: "Non dobbiamo scrivere nulla. È il
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Incredible footage from #China’s #Shanghai, where countless people gathered at a road called “#Urumqi road,” chanting a slogan “Step down, the Communist Party” very loudly.
Another video showing people collectively chanting “I don’t want PCR test, I want freedom.”
Citizens chanting “#Xinjiang, end lockdown, #Xinjiang, end lockdown.”
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On en parlait hier sur @RFI : les habitants d’#Urumqi en ont ras-le-bol des restrictions sanitaires. Ils sont sortis le dire dans les rues au 110e jour de fermeture de la capitale du Xinjiang, dans le grand-ouest chinois. 🧵#0Covid HT @SBerriot A(re)lire👇…
A la suite des grandes manifs dans la capitale du Xinjiang vendredi soir, les autorités ont soudainement déclaré qu’Urumqi était parvenue au zéro-Covid sociétal et elles ont mis fin aux confinements. #magie
Beaucoup de Han dans les manifs hier à Urumqi. Et peut-être le début de la compréhension des notions d’enfermement et d’arbitraire que les Ouïgours connaissent depuis bien avant la pandémie. “Les gens silencieux ont appris à réfléchir” A lire ⬇️
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#Protest against #Covid19 #lockdown after fire kills 10 in Xinjiang | Nov 26
- Late Friday, videos circulated widely on the Chinese internet showing throngs of residents in #Urumqi marching to a government building and chanting “end lockdowns,”…
#China is #Rothschild's Model for #NWO | Dec 9, 2019
- The #genocide experienced by the #russians in Ukraine, funded by the #oligarchs and carried out by the #Azov-#Nazi - battalions is a copy the #China’s genocide against the #Uyghurs
#Rothschildism #MSM: 154 articles in less than two days.
Title: "#China's Communist Party to celebrate 100th #birthday in show of pomp and power."
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Despite the risks that may involve in publicly questioning or criticizing the government, netizens in #China flooded social media posts about the fire in #Urumqi and the subsequent official responses with criticism and skepticism, with many using repetition of words or...
... special symbols to express their despair. Either to mock the government officials’ responses to the tragedy or to prevent the posts from being censored online, many used the repetition of “yes,” “ok,” or “ha” in Mandarin under posts about the government’s response to the fire
Others are way more direct, as they point to the fact that the only fact is Urumqi and other parts of #Xinjiang have been placed under strict quarantine for more than 100 days.
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The anger, discontent and frustration and despair that can be felt through the countless videos from #Xinjiang’s #Urumqi, where people took immense risks to go onto the streets to protest and directly confront local officials, are showing the fundamental impact of #China’s ...
... ruthless imposition of the zero-Covid strategy and the lack of flexibility of the policies. As @Yaqiu told me in my piece earlier this week, what these protests reflect, is a society bent to the extreme, where people are taking protest as their last resorts for survival.
They know the immense risks and consequences that might involve in this type of protest, but they still decide to go ahead with joining the others to openly voice their grievances because they and society as a whole, have been pushed to the brink.
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fire has been many Chinese people's worst fear since the spring of 2020, that is, since many people's homes are forced into periodic quarantine with metal bars and barriers
from the bus in Guizhou to the fire in Urumqi
the worst thing you can imagine happened and will happen
my people are absolutely fed up with it ImageImageImageImage
saw a friend say in the 朋友圈: 活得太苦了… 想看点开心的东西都觉得不配
"when I want to browse something joyful I feel I don't deserve it"
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Thread of anecdotal experiences November '22
I've also been told a large % of babies born at Tweed hospital have been passing away (to be confirmed). Considering Australia's birthrate is down by approx 75% this needs to be investigated. Image
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