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Protesters clash with hazmat suit-clad riot police in Guangzhou, China – video

Protesters scuffled with police on Tuesday night, according to witnesses and footage. Video shared on social media shows security personnel in hazmat suits forming shoulder-to-shoulder ranks and taking cover under riot shields to make their way down a street in Haizhu district as protesters threw objects.

On Wednesday afternoon, authorities announced a lifting of Covid lockdowns in about half of the districts across the southern city of Guangzhou. The easing of restrictions, which came despite rising cases in the city, did not extend to all districts, including parts of Haizhu.

The city recorded almost 7,000 Covid cases on Tuesday. In Haizhu, there have been several protests and clashes with police over the past month, with the latest incident escalating dramatically on Friday

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from Coronavirus | The Guardian
via COVID-19 Alerts

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