The epidemic in Shanghai is coming to an end, but many people are still struggling.

On Thursday, May 26, video footage on the internet showed a group of residents “besieging” Nanjing West Road, the most prosperous business street in Shanghai, in the Jing’an District.

One young man took the lead and shouted, “Respect the law and return my life!” Several police officers wanted to step in and stop them but gave up. Censors deleted the short film soon after it was uploaded online.

In recent weeks many residents have taken to social media to complain about the restrictions and the lack of food supplies. They talked about the streets of Nanjing West Road on Weibo, saying that “Controllers has never sent any meat in two months.

The only meat was the famous maggot bacon incident last time.” Some netizens said that “the epidemic-free community is still unable to go out. …” The sheer volume of videos exposing the situation has meant the censors can’t keep up.

This protest was on a small scale, but it’s a sign of anger and frustration as the residents can’t bear the situation anymore.

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