Lockdown rule breakers loaded into pig lorry by Chinese authorities
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The group of shamed citizens who flouted Omicron rules were filmed being paraded around the town of Jingxi in the southern Chinese region of Guangxi in what is believed to be a truck used to transport pigs.
The group were forced to wear hazmat suits as a punishment as a loud megaphone appears to thunder out what The Times newspaper reported as COVID-19 restriction related slogans.
The truck is also flanked by a large police vehicle with its siren whirring.
Those onboard the bus appear to be clinging to the bars they are held behind in the humiliating public stunt.
It comes as footage from the same town appears to show the same group being led around the city in another example of public shaming.
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In that video, each person is held by two Chinese police officers as they are led around for the public to see.
Placards of the culprits’ faces and their names are also visible, draped over the hazmat donning citizens.
The paraded rule breakers were also forced to wear masks as well as their hazmat suits.
Jingxi City’s Public Security Bureau, quoted by the BBC, defended the exercise as an “on-site disciplinary warning activity”.
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While state-owned Beijing News expressed their unease at the pictures.
They said: “The measure seriously violates the spirit of the rule of law and cannot be allowed to happen again.”
It comes as China has adopted a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy towards COVID-19 and have implemented a raft of draconian measures to prevent its spread.
In the city Xi’an in Shaanxi province, of 13 million residents were ordered to stay at home unless they are asked to take part in a round of Covid testing.
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The only other reasonable excuse is if you have a medical emergency.
The stringent rules has seen residents take to social media, claiming they are starving to death.
COVID-19 case reporting in Chia stopped at the end of August 2021.
The Chinese Communist Party claim the country only experiened 102,000 cases and 4,636 deaths from the virus.
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