Tiananmen Square 2.0? China is on the brink as Xi asked to resign; CHINA'S COVID UPRISING UNPRECEDENTED CIVIL UNREST; CALLS FOR XI TO GO; Crowd angered by lockdowns calls for China’s Xi to step down

by Paul Alexander




SHANGHAI (AP) — Protesters angered by strict anti-virus measures called for China’s powerful leader to resign, an unprecedented rebuke as authorities in at least eight cities struggled to suppress demonstrations Sunday that represent a rare direct challenge to the ruling Communist Party.

Police using pepper spray drove away demonstrators in Shanghai who called for Xi Jinping to step down and an end to one-party rule, but hours later people rallied again in the same spot. Police again broke up the demonstration, and a reporter saw protesters under arrest being driven away in a bus.