Fresh Covid clashes break out in Guangzhou China

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Fresh Covid clashes break out in Guangzhou China

People in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou have clashed with police overnight in the latest protest against the country’s strict Covid rules.

Footage online showed police in white hazmat suits clutching riot shields to protect themselves from debris and glass thrown at them by protesters.

Another video showed people being taken away in handcuffs.

On Wednesday city officials said Covid restrictions would be relaxed in several districts.

China has seen record numbers of new cases in recent days.

According to posts on social media, the protests took place late on Tuesday and into the early hours of Wednesday in the district of Haizhu.

One Guangzhou resident told news agency AFP that he saw around 100 police officers converge on Houjiao village in Haizhu and arrest at least three men.

Haizhu was also the scene of angry Covid protests earlier this month.