In a leaked video recently circulating on Twitter, showed Li Qiang, Secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee, was confronted by an older woman when he visited the community in Shanghai. The woman appeared to verbally insult Li in front of many people over food shortages.
On April 11, Li inspected the anti-epidemic measures in a community and checked the supplies of food and essentials for locals.
When Li arrived at a community center, a wheel-chaired woman confronted him. According to Taiwanese media FTV News, she expressed her dissatisfaction with the Chinese government and told Li that the government’s supply had only two carrots, two potatoes, and two onions. She added that more than 200 families did not receive any supplies.
In the latter part of the video, another older woman approached Li and verbally insulted him. The security team at the side kept asking the people to leave.
Shanghai, on April 13, reported 27,719 new COVID-19 cases, 25,146 of which were asymptomatic.
The public angrily blames the Chinese government on social media after China’s financial hub started to lockdown its 26 million residents two weeks ago. Under anti-COVID controls, residents were not allowed to leave their homes, struggling to access food, medicine, and other essentials.