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China police move to deter zero-Covid demonstrations and trace protesters

Police reportedly demand information from Beijing protester as show of force appears to largely prevent fresh demonstrations

Police are out in force in China to stamp out zero-Covid protests amid reports some demonstrators have been interrogated by authorities over the phone after attending the rare street gatherings in cities across the country.

On Monday police stopped and searched people at the sites of weekend protests in several Chinese cities, after a show of civil disobedience unprecedented since president Xi Jinping assumed power a decade ago.

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