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Chinese youth overseas find their way 'out of the political closet'

Nameless, faceless and decentralized, young mainlanders protest for the first time

Protesters raise signs at a Halloween parade in New York, left, and at a protest in London (Photos courtesy of Instagram account @CitizensDailyCN)

The protesters mentioned in this article are from mainland China. Their English names are used in this story for their protection.

NEW YORK -- In the weeks following China's 20th Natinal People's Congress, Civet Li has been making posters, giving them to coffee shops and putting them up near train stations in Hamburg, Germany. Some of them have a picture of Chinese President Xi Jinping with the caption "Time to Go," some of them read "Leben statt zero-COVID, freiheit statt lockdown," meaning "Life instead of zero-COVID, freedom instead of lockdown."

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