Frustration is simmering in Shanghai, as residents grow increasingly angry over weeks of a strict coronavirus lockdown.
On Chinese social media, web users fought Saturday to share a six-minute video called April’s Voice.
The footage showed a panorama of the city’s empty streets, while also the voices of local residents complaining about the lack of food and medicine that plagued the city.
However, netizens faced opposition from China’s army of internet censors, who fought all morning to remove the video. Some comments, I managed to stay.
“I can only say that if you don’t want to even hear a small amount of real voices, it’s really hopeless,” said one frustrated social media user.
The city has faced a brutal lockdown in an effort to stem the latest wave of the coronavirus. Shanghai recorded 12 new deaths from the coronavirus on Friday. The average age of the victims was 88 and none of them had been vaccinated.
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