Saturday, December 3, 2022

Biden's Support for COVID Protests Hinges on What Country They're in; Fury over China’s insane, endless COVID lockdowns exposes the idiocy of President Xi, and other C-Virus related stories

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Biden's Support for COVID Protests Hinges on What Country They're in:
The president has urged the Chinese government to respect the rights of anti-lockdown demonstrators. He actively encouraged the Canadian government to end the trucker protests.
Protests against COVID restrictions get very different treatment by President Joe Biden depending on where they're occurring.
The White House has been quick to support the rights of Chinese demonstrators taking to the streets in opposition to the country's "Zero COVID" policy and the seemingly endless lockdowns needed to enforce it. Recent revelations show that closer to home, the administration actively encouraged a civil liberties-violating crackdown on Canadian protests against vaccine mandates.
"We think it's going to be very difficult for the People's Republic of China to be able to contain this virus through their zero COVID strategy," reads a Monday White House statement in response to anti-lockdown demonstrations that swept through major Chinese cities and university campuses over the weekend. "We've long said everyone has a right to peacefully protest, here in the United States and around the world. This includes the PRC."
New statement out from the White House as protests break out in China over the governments zero COVID policies

— Kristin Brown (@kristincbrown) November 28, 2022
The latest reports from China say police have flooded into public spaces to prevent fresh demonstrations from breaking out, and they have started to contact suspected rally attendees. --->READ MORE HERE
AP/ Jack Taylor
Fury over China’s insane, endless COVID lockdowns exposes the idiocy of President Xi:
“Need human rights, need freedom,” chanted hundreds of protesters Saturday night in Shanghai, along with “Don’t want Covid test, want freedom!” and “Don’t want dictatorship, want democracy!” Plus demands for President Xi Jinping to “step down.”
Xi’s insane “Zero COVID” policies and the endless severe lockdowns they require are a disaster for the nation. And the protests show they’re helping turn China’s people against Communist Party rule.
Police moved in at 3 a.m. Saturday night to shut down the Shanghai protests, but hundreds returned on Sunday, now chanting “Release the people” of those arrested hours earlier.
Beijing, Nanjing, Guangzhou and other cities across China saw more protests — mostly triggered by news out of Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang in the far west, where 10 people died in an apartment-building fire and Chinese social media lit up with charges that the city’s lockdown made rescues and escapes harder.
Yet Xi and his minions have chased their “zero COVID” fantasy ever since the virus broke out in Wuhan in early 2020, routinely imposing harsh lockdowns on the helpless public, regularly even barring residents of entire neighborhoods and even whole cities from leaving their homes. Some 70 cities face lockdown restriction at the moment; Beijing itself has been reportedly coming to a new near-halt. --->READ MORE HERE
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