Four days of demonstrations against
policy, which have reverberated across China
has moved quickly to suppress
that erupted across the country over the weekend.
Deploying police forces at key protest sites and tightening online censorship.
were triggered by a deadly fire last Thursday, The blaze killed at least 10 people and injured nine.
With delays in extinguishing the blaze widely seen by the public as a result of lockdown policies.
still occur regularly under Xi
rule. But they are usually small and focused on local grievances,
Recent days have seen a
record number of cases
, triggering fresh lockdowns.
on Sunday reported more than
the highest since the pandemic began.
To express solidarity with
, thousands of students carried black white sheets or
blank images online.