Hubei. China. March 27, 2020. Clashes broke out on Friday on a bridge linking China’s Hubei province – which has been undergoing weeks of a lockdown due to the Coronavirus – to Jiangxi province. On the Jiujiang bridge, the long-restrained rage was unleashed.
Originally published by Nantes Révoltée. Translated by Enough 14.
Fearing an influx of Hubei residents, Jiujiang cops formed a roadblock in the town across the bridge, to the point of clashing with their local counterparts. Several police cars were turned upside down. This kind of incident is very rare. But after almost two months of quarantine that has just been lifted, the people of the area that was the epicentre of the coronavirus realize that they cannot move freely and are even stigmatized throughout the country. It is an outrage against the containment and the stigma.
If China, with highly authoritarian measures, has managed to temporarily contain the virus, it has done so at the cost of strong resentment.
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