HORRIBLE footage shows cops in hazmat suits breaking into the home of a Shanghai man and dragging him away screaming amid the world’s toughest Covid lockdown.
In video filmed from a nearby building, the man returns to his balcony to escape before appearing to be tripped by some form of stun gun.
Police sent dogs in a violent raid and reportedly dragged him to a quarantine camp.
Reports are spreading of residents going days without food Pets were beaten to death after their owners tested positive.
In a shocking video that went viral on Chinese social media, Starving shoppers raided a supermarket in Shanghai.
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.”
The video captured the moment in eerie scenes ordinary citizens seemed to scream spontaneouslyafter being banned from leaving their homes for over a week.
Children were forcibly separated from their parents and kept in cages, under strict measures imposed on the third largest city in the world.
Already, chilling clips are showing allegedly trapped citizens jumping to their deaths from high-rise apartments, while drone footage shows the megacity’s once-busy streets deserted.
On Tuesday, Shanghai authorities allowed around 5.5 million people to leave their homes, but some were forced to remain in their own neighborhoods.
Some residential complexes also appeared to remain locked down and no further easing of restrictions was announced on Wednesday.
Officials warn that Shanghai is still not under control of the recent spike in omicron cases, despite its zero-Covid approach, which has seen some residents confined to their homes for at least three weeks.
China also requires anyone who tests positive or is a close contact of a positive case to be sent to a quarantine camp.
The city’s health department said on Wednesday that 6,044 people were allowed to leave the centers the day before, although they will continue to be monitored.
It’s a bad situation here in Shanghai
Emigrants in Shanghai
Shanghai’s number of new cases detected each day continued to rise to 26,338, although all but 1,189 were asymptomatic.
Despite China’s largest outbreak since the pandemic began, with a total of 200,000 cases, no Covid deaths have been reported in the city.
This has sparked widespread anger in China, where overt signs of opposition to the government are uncommon.
Many have complained about being unable to use online delivery services and have accused authorities of delivering pitiful food rations.
Internet censors have rushed to erase all signs of dissent on social media, while state-controlled channels and newspapers have branded the campaign a success.
However, earlier this week some residents said the city felt close to “civil unrest”.
A foreign expat living in the city told Sky news: “It is a bad situation here in Shanghai.
“I have friends who have run out of food, their communities are not helping them as they are foreigners, no information to let us know what is going on and it seems increasing panic is leading to outbreaks of fighting between locals, because everyone is starving.”
They added: “If this were anywhere in Europe, on the fifth day without food, people would be rioting in the streets.”
As other cities in China have introduced similar measures, further signs of public unrest have eluded government censors.
Pictures from Changzhou in the province of Jiangsu show Crowds breaking through a cordon to access food supplies.
The group was seen pushing towards a dismantled barrier and pushing past panicked officers wearing blue PPE.
A helpless officer tries to rebuild a gate pushed aside by the group, some members of the mob push past the barricade.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5117266/shanghai-covid-lockdown-hazmat-police-break-into-home/ Terrifying moment hazmat cops ‘break into man’s flat and drag him away screaming’ in world’s toughest Covid lockdown