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China Censors Shanghai Protest Videos as Lockdown Anger Grows

  • Tencent removes two videos of protests at Shanghai compound
  • Wealthy city’s Covid measures sparking pushback, criticism
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WATCH: Videos of people protesting in a Shanghai housing compound over lockdown restrictions are being censored in China. Source: Bloomberg

China is struggling to manage growing public unhappiness over tough Covid Zero measures in Shanghai, one of its wealthiest and most globalized cities, as some residents revolt against lockdown orders which have stretched in some instances to a month.

Tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. took down two videos earlier this week of a rare protest at a Shanghai housing compound after they started trending on the company’s WeChat microblogging and video publishing platforms, according to a person familiar with the matter. The videos had been posted by users to their WeChat timelines, the person said.