Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Wednesday commended the protesters in China fighting back against the totalitarian state’s “zero COVID” policy, noting that the people are speaking up in face of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) “consistent violation of human rights.”
“Freedom fighters in China are standing up to the Chinese Communist Party and their consistent violation of human rights. That is something to commend,” Blackburn said following news of continued uprisings in the totalitarian country:
Freedom fighters in China are standing up to the Chinese Communist Party and their consistent violation of human rights.
That is something to commend.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) November 30, 2022
The uprisings, which the Associated Press describes as “the greatest show of public dissent against the ruling Communist Party in decades,” have continued amid China’s “zero COVID” policy, as the authoritarian regime has continued to impose inhumane restrictions under the guise of mitigating the Chinese coronavirus. These include locking people in their homes as well as “stays in dirty quarantine camps, police brutality, starvation, and lack of access to health care” as Breitbart News has extensively detailed:
While many countries around the world, including some parts of America, violated the civil rights of their citizens through much of the past two years in attempts to contain the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, communist China currently remains the only nation to insist on house arrest as a form of epidemic management, resulting in criticism even from its allies at the World Health Organization (W.H.O.). At home, years of iron-fisted rule resulting in minimal public dissent against the Communist Party began cracking in the early months of 2020, when residents of Hubei province, where the pandemic began, rioted and attacked police.
As lockdowns have persisted, so too have reports of protest signs surfacing with insults against dictator Xi Jinping, Chinese citizens marching in the streets against their regime, and imprisoned citizens brawling with “health workers,” breaking out of quarantine prisons, and flipping police cars.