Report Warns of Protests Erupting in Wuhan When Lockdown Ends

A file photo of Wuhan in January 2020. (Image: Kyodo)

BEIJING (Kyodo) — Large-scale protests could break out in Wuhan, the epicenter of China’s coronavirus epidemic, when a lockdown on the city ends next month, as residents unhappy with unprecedented restrictions on their movements vent their pent-up frustrations, a Beijing-based think tank warned Wednesday.

The private research institute, which is close to the Communist Party and central government, sounded the alarm in a report recently submitted to the leadership.

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