ADVERTISEMENT

CCP uses police to track down White Paper Revolution protestors

Police have not made public how they were able to track down those who participated in the protests. It was not known how many people Chinese Communist officials intend to question.

ADVERTISEMENT
Image
Roberto Wakerell-Cruz Montreal QC
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
The Chinese Communist Party has started to crack down on those who protested against the country's "Zero Covid" policy, those at the Beijing demonstrations have said, as police continue to monitor major city streets.

According to two protestors who spoke with Reuters, callers identifying themselves as Beijing police officers asked them to report to the police station on Tuesday and gave them written accounts of their activities at the protest. One student said they were asked by their college if they had been at a protest, and to provide a written account.



One person said that they are "desperately" going through chat history and deleting their conversations. Police have asked how they had heard about the protests and why they went.

Police have not made public how they were able to track down those who participated in the protests. It was not known how many people Chinese Communist officials intend to question.

The Public Security Bureau did not respond to a request for comment from Reuters. A foreign ministry spokesperson said that rights and freedoms must be exercised in ways that do not break the law.

Protests erupted across China this past weekend, as the country's government continues to impose stringent lockdown policies three years into the pandemic.

The protests are the largest public display of anti-government behavior since the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. The protests also come shortly after the coronation of Xi Jinping at the national congress, essentially making the president leader of the country for life.

"The problems highlighted by the public are not aimed at the epidemic prevention and control itself, but focus on simplifying prevention and control measures," Cheng Youquan, a health official, told reporters.

National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby said on Monday that the US is watching the situation "closely," and that the US supported the rights of protestors.





Under China's "zero-COVID" policy, those who test positive for the virus anywhere in China must be separated from all non-infected people, including family members, with no exceptions. This includes isolating children from their parents if they test positive and parents or guardians don't. Vaccine passports and licenses to allow movement throughout the city were also reportedly being checked by hazmat-suited authorities.
 

Many of the recent protests were spurred by the deaths of at least 12 people in a Urumqi apartment building fire. The residence, located in the Xinjiang region of the country, was sealed shut by CCP officials to stop the spread of Covid. The victims were burned alive.

Solidarity protests have now begun to pop up in other major cities around the world.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
China

Join and support independent free thinkers!

We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.

Support The Post Millennial

Remind me next month

To find out what personal data we collect and how we use it, please visit our Privacy Policy

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
ADVERTISEMENT
© 2023 The Post Millennial, Privacy Policy