As the protest over stringent COVID-19 lockdowns escalated over the weekend, people clashed with riot police wearing hazmat suits in the manufacturing hub of Guangzhou on Tuesday night.
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Mainland China is experiencing its biggest civil disobedience movement since 1989's Tiananmen protests, as its economy sputters after unprecedented growth.
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A video posted on Twitter shows dozens of police officers in all-white pandemic gear moving in formation over torn-down lockdown barriers. Police were later seen escorting a row of people in handcuffs to an unknown location.
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An additional video clip showed people throwing objects at police, and people running away from fumes after a tear gas canister hit a small crowd on a narrow street.
The videos were later verified to have been filmed in Guangzhou's Haizhu district, the scene of COVID-related unrest two weeks ago. Social media posts said the clashes took place on Tuesday night and were caused by a dispute over lockdown curbs.
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