A Covid-19 quarantine camp built by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was reportedly set on fire in what appears to be an act of protest against China’s communist regime and its strict “zero Covid” policies. Protests and riots continue to rage across China as Chinese citizens push back on CCP leader Xi Jinping’s rule.
A video shared on Twitter purported to show one of the CCP’s quarantine camps in Lanzhou, China engulfed in flames. American Military News could not immediately verify the video.
Another video shared on Twitter reportedly shows an aerial view of one Covid-19 quarantine camp in Guangzhou City, China.
Earlier this month, Financial Time’s Shanghai correspondent, Thomas Hale, described his experience inside what he called a “secret Chinese Covid detention center” after he was “taken away to an island quarantine facility in the middle of the night.”
“We were each assigned a room number. Another arrival, who I will refer to as Resident 1, walked alongside me toward detention. He gestured at three rows of wires above the blue fences that marked the perimeter, not quite barbed wire, but not far off,” Hale wrote.
“The facility consisted of neat rows of what might be described as cabins, each one a shipping container-like box, sitting on short stilts above the ground. On the side of some of the rows, a large smiling animal had been painted, like a mural on a temporary school built after a natural disaster,” he continued. “It was hard to tell how many cabins there were in all. Fluorescent outdoor lighting flickered above, and a camera was positioned with a view of every door. Neither was ever turned off.”
Hale said the cabin was just under 200 square feet and included two single beds, a kettle, an air-conditioning unit, a desk, a chair, a bowl, two small cloths, one bar of soap, a duvet, a small pillow, a toothbrush, toothpaste and a mattress that was about as thick as an oven glove.
“The floor was covered in dust and grime. The whole place shook when you walked around, which I soon stopped noticing. The window was barred, though you could still lean out. There was no shower. When I checked the internet connection, it was 24 times faster than the internet in my Shanghai hotel,” Hale added.