The United States affirmed this Monday that it is following the protests in China “closely” and supports the right of protesters to take to the streets “peacefully” within the framework of the restrictions of the so-called ‘COVID Zero’ policy in the giant Asian.
“People must be allowed the right to assemble and peacefully protest against policies, laws, dictates with which they disagree,” said US National Security Council communication spokesman John Kirby, according to Bloomberg.
Likewise, Kirby has clarified that the United States does not see, for the moment, a “particular impact” on the supply chain after hundreds of workers at the main iPhone manufacturing plant of the US company Apple in China clashed a few years ago. days with security personnel.
The protest at Foxconn Technology Group was sparked by workers’ demands for unpaid wages. The Chinese factory, which employs more than 200,000 workers, has been closed since October.
Protests in different parts of China, such as Beijing, Wuhan or Shanghai, broke out as a result of the fire in the city of Urumqi, in the western region of Xinjiang, where at least 10 people died due, supposedly, to the slow response of the firefighters due to coronavirus restrictions.