Chinese police have launched a show of force across the country in an effort to head off the wave of protests that have spread across multiple cities after the death of 10 people in a building fire in Urumqi in Xinjiang.
Much of the region had been under lockdown for more than three months, and people blamed the lockdown for the deaths.
Demonstrators demanded an end to lockdowns.
In Shanghai’s Xuhui district, people cheered and applauded as a woman shouted out:
“We want respect, not lies. We want reform, not a cultural revolution. We want a vote, not a leader. We want to be citizens, not slaves.”