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Video: Chinese farmers destroy crops amid raging anti-Covid protests

Hundreds of people took to the streets in Beijing and Shanghai on Sunday to protest against China's zero-Covid policy in a rare outpouring of public anger.

November 28, 2022 / 10:41 AM IST
Because travel is banned through several rural areas in China, farmers are struggle to sell their harvest. (Image credit: Screengrab from video tweeted by @zhanglifan)

Because travel is banned through several rural areas in China, farmers are struggle to sell their harvest. (Image credit: Screengrab from video tweeted by @zhanglifan)

A large section of farmers in China has taken to destroying their crops, blaming the strict COVID-19 curbs for not letting them sell their crops. The farmers’ move has sparked concerns of food security.

Because travel is banned through several rural areas in the country, farmers are struggle to sell their harvest, local media reported. Reports say that farmers in the Chinese provinces of Henan, Gansu, Shandong and Hebei are bulldozing vegetable fields in order to sow seeds for the next crop.

A video showed a farmer running a tractor through a line of vegetable cultivation. Another farmer was seen plucking his produce and throwing it.

China is the last major economy still attempting to stamp out the domestic spread of coronavirus with snap lockdowns, lengthy quarantines and mass testing campaigns.