China lockdown protests pause as police flood city streets

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With police out in force, there was no word of additional protests against strict government anti-pandemic measures

Tuesday in Beijing, as temperatures fell well below freezing. Shanghai,

Nanjing and other cities where online calls to gather had been issued were also reportedly quiet.

China lockdown

protests pause

Rallies against China’s unusually strict anti-virus measures spread to several

cities over the weekend in the biggest show of opposition to the ruling

Communist Party in decades. Authorities eased some regulations, apparently

to try to quell public anger, but the government showed no sign of backing

down on its larger coronavirus strategy, and analysts expect authorities to quickly silence the dissent.