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Shanghai police berate and abuse desperate citizens under lockdown

Videos reportedly released from Shanghai this week show Chinese police and health officials becoming increasingly angry and physical with the city’s 26 million desperate residents, now in the third week of a lockdown of the coronavirus which was only supposed to last a few days.

Breitbart News could not independently verify the videos, but many have surfaced through the work of renowned journalists within the Chinese dissident community. Others appear to have initially surfaced in Chinese social media communications, although the communist regime heavily censors such sites in the country.

Video released Thursday and obtained by Chinese dissident journalist Jennifer Zeng shows Shanghai police attacking citizens crammed outside a quarantine center, leaving some crying in despair:

Radio Free Asia (RFA) released video on Thursday of police in white uniforms brutally dispersing a protest by residents angry that their community had been rezoned into a quarantine zone without warning:

Another video allegedly shot by inmates trapped in a Shanghai skyscraper appears to show a neighbor forcibly subdued and dragged by quarantine police from his apartment balcony:

Another video allegedly showing an ugly encounter with Shanghai’s white-clad lockdown officers aboard a Shanghai bus went viral on Thursday because a finger-wagging policeman can be heard shouting at people resisting forced eviction from their home: “This is caused by the international situation! If you continue to cause problems like this, there is no hope for us in China! It will be a war with America , you know! Only the Communist Party can save China now!

the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Thursday that a “deep sense of unease has gripped Shanghai”, seasoned with “simmering rage” over the harsh measures taken to enforce quarantine rules, the poor preparations made to lock down a city too immense, the irritation of the endless rounds of mandatory testing and suspicion that the testing itself might spread the highly contagious Omicron variant.

“Patients keep complaining about our bad mood and low efficiency. But we are exhausted and many of us have threatened to quit our jobs,” complained a hospital nurse.

the SCMP cited viral videos recorded and circulated by Shanghai residents – who, thanks to the lockdown, spend a lot of time online – as a source of growing public anger, in particular the notorious video recorded last Friday of a pandemic agent beating a beloved family dog ​​to death in the street.

Photos and videos of Shanghai’s unpleasant quarantine centers are also very anxiety-provoking, or fangangs. The public would be terrified of being taken to the fangangs due to positive test results, especially since the symptoms of Omicron infection are so mild compared to the harsh conditions and substantial risk of spreading infections in quarantine areas.


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