STORY: A video obtained by Reuters showed people standing outside the Chinese embassy with signs and chanting "step down" slogans, echoing demonstrators in Shanghai protesting against the country's leadership. Two uniformed police officers stood outside the building and kept a watchful eye.Protests broke out across the Asian nation over the weekend over restrictive coronavirus curbs, in scenes unprecedented since Xi assumed power a decade ago.During the weekend, protesters in cities including Wuhan and Lanzhou overturned COVID testing facilities, while students gathered on campuses across China in actions that were sparked by anger over an apartment fire late last week in the far western city of Urumqi that killed 10 people.
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Some called for Chinese President Xi Jinping to step down, while in the commercial capital Shanghai, police took away a busload of protesters, in scenes unprecedented since Xi assumed power a decade ago. In response to a question asking if he was concerned China might attack Taiwan to distract the public from the protests, Su said: "China is an autocratic and totalitarian country and close to us, so we will keep an eye on any changes and moves in China and respond immediately."
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Chinese police arrested and assaulted a BBC journalist in Shanghai amid massive anti-Covid protests that rocked the nation at the weekend. BBC cameraman Edward Lawrence was arrested and handcuffed while covering protests in Shanghai on Sunday, the broadcaster said.
Jordan Love’s valiant comeback effort in the wake of an Aaron Rodgers oblique injury fell short against the Eagles, Mike White showed the Jets he should be the full time starting QB with his performance against the Bears and Broncos QB Russell Wilson was yelled at by a teammate as his poor play continued against the Panthers. Plus, there were a lot of weird moments from the weekend including big hats, skunks, brawling mascots and a cat sporting a speedo.
As anger over China's strict COVID-19 policy intensifies, residents in some major cities took to the streets at the weekend, clashing with police over restrictions that have taken a heavy toll on the economy and people's freedoms. Some called for Chinese President Xi Jinping to step down, while in the commercial capital Shanghai, police took away a busload of protesters, in scenes unprecedented since Xi assumed power a decade ago.
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