Footage out of South China’s Jingxi city shows law enforcement parading four alleged lockdown violaters through the town in a public shaming.
Many people gathered to watch the suspects get escorted down the street on Tuesday as police forced them to wear full hazmat suits and to carry signs showing their faces and names.
Watch below as armed officers escort the supposed Covid criminals.
Despite public shaming being banned in China in 2010, the practice has made a comeback amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Guangxi News, the public humiliation provides a “real-life warning” to citizens and has helped “deter border-related crimes”.
Jingxi city is near China’s border with Vietnam, and the suspects being paraded were said to be smuggling people into China illegally as the borders have been closed due to Covid.
State-run Beijing News spoke against the act on Wednesday, writing, “Although Jingxi is under tremendous pressure to prevent imported coronavirus cases, the measure seriously violates the spirit of the rule of law and cannot be allowed to happen again.”
A video going viral online claims to show more Chinese lockdown violators being publicly punished, this time by being paraded in a truck used to transport pigs.
Governments around the world are using Covid-19 as an excuse to unleash total tyranny on the people.
Harrison Smith, host of The American Journal, breaks down the Chinese Covid shaming in the following show segment: