Due to the strict pandemic policy, many students are unable to experience campus life. In addition, the most significant impact for them was missing internship opportunities and finding jobs in advance.

College students said the dormitory was closed, and students had to register to go to the bathroom and shower.

Aguo, (pseudonym) a Tsinghua student, said that Tsinghua did have positive confirmed patients before, but one-third of the dormitories were sealed off. Students had to register even to go to the toilet and take a bath, which was unreasonable.

Xiaodong, (pseudonym) also a college student, said that after the pandemic outbreak, he almost forgot what college life was. He couldn’t count how many times he had experienced campus closures.

Xiaodong added that the effect of online classes is less than physical classes, and many students experience burnout and regression.

Xiaodong and Aguo both said that they were anxious. The economic environment is not good, so it won’t be easy to find a job in the future. Coupled with the school’s repeated sealing and control policies, finding internship or interview opportunities in advance is difficult.

On November 26 and 27, college students from Nanjing Communication University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, and other universities gathered spontaneously. They demanded that the authorities abandon the epidemic prevention policy of excessive lockdown.

Several foreign media said that since the June 4th Tiananmen Student Movement in 1989, this is the second outbreak of student protests in China, and this is extremely rare.

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