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Chinese retirees take to streets to protest health insurance cuts

Demonstrations come as local governments face fiscal strains after COVID curbs

Demonstrators gather outside Zhongshan park to protest changes to medical benefits in Wuhan, China on Feb. 15 in this still image from social media video obtained by Reuters.

BEIJING (Reuters) -- Hundreds of retirees took to the streets in the Chinese cities of Wuhan and Dalian on Wednesday to protest cuts to medical benefits, according to residents and social media posts, following widespread demonstrations last year over COVID curbs.

In the central city of Wuhan, hundreds of mainly elderly people could be seen outside the city's central Zhongshan Park in video clips posted to social media.

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