Highlights

  • Covid protests in China after 10 killed in apartment fire in Xinjiang
  • Xinjiang region under longest Covid lockdowns
  • Reported over 200 cases in recent days

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Watch: huge COVID protests erupt in China's Xinjiang after deadly fire

On Friday, protesters in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang region came out on the streets and chanted that they wanted to be released from lockdowns. The protests followed a fire in a high-rise building that killed 10 on Thursday night.

Rare protests broke out in China's Xinjiang region opposing prolonged COVID-19 lockdowns.

According to footage seen on social media crowds chanted "End the lockdown!", as they walked down a street after a deadly fire triggered anger over their extended Covid-induced lockdown.

China has put Xinjiang region under some of the country's longest lockdowns, with many of the 4 million residents barred from leaving their homes for as long as 100 days.

The city reported about 100 new cases each of the past two days.

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