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Starving shoppers loot supermarket in Shanghai as China sends 26m people into world’s toughest Covid lockdown

VIDEO of starving shoppers looting a supermarket has emerged as Shanghai sends 26m residents into world’s toughest Covid lockdown.

Desperate mobs looking for food will rummage through crates and flee with wrapped goods after breaching barriers.

The video shows mobs destroying barriers and looting grocery stores

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The video shows mobs destroying barriers and looting grocery storesPhoto credit: Twitter
Desperate residents try to quickly find something to take with them

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Desperate residents try to quickly find something to take with themCredit: TWITTER/BYRON WAN
People were seen rummaging through boxes before fleeing with everything they could carry

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People were seen rummaging through boxes before fleeing with everything they could carryCredit: TWITTER/BYRON WAN

In the clip posted to Twitter, people appear desperate as they quickly try to find groceries to take home.

The social media user who posted the footage claimed the group felt powerless in the face of food shortages.

They said: “It was started by a small community, people started protesting and demanding food supplies.

“They then broke through the police line of defense and looted the groceries from a nearby supermarket.”

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Shanghai residents were locked in their homes with orders not to leave them, even to buy groceries.

People have been ordered to order food and water while awaiting government shipments of vegetables, meat and eggs.

But with services overwhelmed, some are starving, fueling public anger as the city grapples with the biggest Covid outbreak on record.

Additional footage, believed to have been filmed in the same area, shows people appearing to be protesting.

In a chilling clip, which has yet to be independently verified, a Shanghai resident pans his cellphone camera over the city from an apartment where people are screaming from their windows.

Outrage is also growing over claims that parents will be separated from their parents if they test positive. BBC reported.

Shanghai authorities modified their response to allow parents who were also infected to join their children in isolation centers, but Reuters understands this has not been applied to all cases.

Amid growing frustration with the recent lockdowns Limitations, Video of heinous animal cruelty sparked further anger online.

A pet corgi has been bludgeoned to death after its owner tested positive for Covid amid the strict lockdown.

Video shows the man in hazmat gear hitting the innocent corgi with a shovel at a residential compound in Pudong district on Wednesday.

The grotesque moment was caught on camera by a resident in a nearby tower and shows the Covid-19 prevention worker chasing the dog down the street before hitting it three times.

Reports of desperate Shanghai residents protesting the food shortages have surfaced on social media

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Reports of desperate Shanghai residents protesting the food shortages have surfaced on social mediaCredit: TWITTER/MIKE SMITH
Videos of minor riots have been posted online

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Videos of minor riots have been posted onlineCredit: TWITTER/MIKE SMITH

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