About 150 Tibetan exiles held up blank pieces of paper as they rallied in India's capital on Friday to express solidarity with people in China protesting its “zero COVID” policy, AP reports.

The blank paper is a symbol of defiance used by some protesters in China against the ruling Communist Party’s widespread censorship.Street protests broke out in several Chinese cities over the weekend driven by anger over rigid restrictions to combat COVID-19.

The “zero COVID” policy seeks to eradicate the virus through sweeping lockdowns, travel restrictions and relentless testing. Since the protests, some Chinese cities have eased anti-virus restrictions as the government tries to defuse public anger.

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