Months after landmark protests in China pushed the authorities to end covid restrictions, more than 100 of the protesters are now in police custody. The Chinese authorities have not responded to questions about the detentions, while international rights groups have called for the protesters' release. Many of those arrested are women; reports say they have been questioned about whether they were feminists or involved in feminist activities. Observers believe the authorities intend the arrests to send a signal.
Writer: Tessa Wong and Grace Tsoi
Publication date: 2023-02-18