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Sen. Marco Rubio says the Chinese Communist Party's reaction to continuing protests against its "zero COVID" policy should be a "wake-up call to the world."

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Sabrina Maddeaux: Protests by Chinese youth are about much more than COVID

Here are some notable protests, and public dissent versus China's ruling Communist Party.

One measure of the size of the antigovernment protests in China: they have overwhelmed the massive censorship apparatus. "Days later, videos of chants and confrontations are still visible on the Chinese internet."

@SWForce4EU  @TheBabylonBee ??? It was Elon Musk who was recently praised by the Chinese ambassador to the US for saying that Taiwan should stop being an independent state and instead become a special administrative zone of China. And he's said exactly nothing about the protests.

Jiang Zemin led China out of isolation after the army crushed the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests in 1989 and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth.

Hundreds in NYC take to streets to show support for protests in China (📸: AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Jiang Zemin led China out of isolation after the army crushed the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests in 1989 and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth.

Extraordinary street protests in some Chinese cities and campuses over the weekend put Xi Jinping's controversial approach to the pandemic under the spotlight.

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Protests are sweeping Iran & women are burning their hijabs after the death last week of Mahsa Amini, following her arrest by the “morality police”. Human rights groups say at least 8 have been killed. Last night, I planned to ask President Raisi about all this and much more. 1/7

It’s been over two months since the death of #MahsaAmini . Over two months of nationwide protests in Iran. Over two months of the regime’s violent crackdown, killing women, men and children who are fighting for freedom. Stand with Iran. Use your voice.

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Her name is Hananeh Kian. She was 23 years old when she was shot dead yesterday in Noshahr, Iran. One of the dozens of ppl lost their lives during the recent protests. No justification for excessive & arbitrary use of firearms against people. #حنانه_کیا #مهسا_امینی #Mahsa_Amini 

Some protesters, news crews, and medics in Minneapolis found themselves stranded after recent protests: The tires of their cars had been slashed. Many assumed protesters were to blame. But videos reveal a different culprit: the police.

Minnesota police arrest CNN reporter and camera crew as they report from protests in Minneapolis

Please pay attention to this statement, everyone — just issued by Twitter executives: “Plans for future armed protests have already begun proliferating on and off-Twitter, including a proposed secondary attack on the US Capitol and state capitol buildings on January 17, 2021.”

Just like we've seen in the U.S., the police in Nigeria are responding to protests about police brutality with more police brutality.

Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views.

Protests continue all over the country every single day, even if the media has grown bored with it.

National Security Adviser suggested today that sanctions & protests have Iran “choked off”, will force them to negotiate. Actually, I couldn’t care less if they negotiate. Will be totally up to them but, no nuclear weapons and “don’t kill your protesters.”

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