Before the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, many places have stepped up pandemic controls. According to The Epoch Times, a local man told the newspaper that in the early morning of September 10, about 20,000 to 30,000 residents in Futian District, Shenzhen gathered to oppose the lockdown order and asked the government to lift the order.

Twitter user @GaoFalin posted a photo and said, “A friend sent me a photo, the virus cleanup campaign and large-scale PCR testing has really driven some people crazy.”

The photo shows a resident pasting a note on front of a gate that reads. “Please don’t knock. The homeowner does not do nucleic acid testing. I took the test on the 18th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, no need to force me, no need to attach yellow code, I take responsibility for myself. Mental breakdown, bankrupted business, broken family, severe insomnia and depression, already have it all.”

There is also a banner hanging outside an apartment building posted by the account “old driver” that reads “I want to eat.”

The video posted by the account @wuwenhang shows: a woman covering the sampling window in the nucleic acid test hut with both hands, preventing people from taking the test.

On September 10, in Guiyang, Guizhou, a woman said that her community had run out of supplies a few days ago, and hoped that they would get some. She knelt down in the street and cried. The video was posted by the account @cskun1989 on September 10.

In addition, the video posted by Surprise news shows that tens of thousands of people in Futian District, Shenzhen, took to the streets on September 10 to demand the lockdown end.

A resident from Futian said, “The notice from Futian district said the area would be quarantined until the night of September 9, and I waited there till midnight, but they still did not lift the lockdown. At each county checkpoint, people started protesting.”

The protest lasted for about an hour, from about midnight on the September 9 to around 1 a.m. the next morning.

In the end, he said, 100 or 200 special forces police, militiamen in camouflage uniforms, and armed security squads arrived at the scene. People were then forced to return home without achieving getting any satisfaction.

He added that, since the beginning of this year, we have had too many lockdowns. People just can’t stand it anymore. Some people began to wonder whether this pandemic was caused by the government’s prevention work or deliberately created by pandemic prevention companies.

He said, that in the end, the district Party secretary promised to resolve the matter by midnight on the September 11 and do two more nucleic acid tests. After the incident, authorities strictly controlled netizens posting information about the Futian protest. On Weibo, there is little news about this incident.

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