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UN asks China to 'guarantee right to demonstrate' amid Covid protests

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Following the COVID protests throughout China over the weekend, the United Nations on Monday backed the Chinese people’s right to demonstrate peacefully, and urged the authorities to guarantee that right.
Hundreds of protestors demonstrated in cities across China against President Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid strategy, with some of them even calling for his removal, CNN reported.
“Well, I don’t have any particular comment on the COVID policies, but obviously, we’ve seen some of the video of demonstrations. And our reaction is the same one we have for the world over, is that we believe in the importance of people’s right to peaceful assembly and association, their right to demonstrate peacefully, and urge the authorities to guarantee that right,” said Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General during a press briefing.

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