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Protests erupt in China's Xinjiang over 3-month COVID lockdown

Anger boils in remote region after blaze in locked-down apartment kills 10

Demonstrations against COVID controls in Urumqi, Xinjiang's capital. The remote Chinese region has been under a three-month lockdown.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Protests have broken out in China's remote Xinjiang region, as anger boils over three months of harsh COVID curbs, and after a fatal blaze at a locked-down apartment killed 10.

Hundreds of people marched through the streets of the far western territory's capital, Urumqi, on Friday evening shouting "Lift the lockdown," according to online videos verified by Nikkei Asia.

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