Members of the “Anti-Totalitarian Chinese Alliance” have projected an image of China’s Xi Jinping – portrayed as part of the coronavirus – onto the side of the Chinese consulate in Los Angeles.
The projection contained the words “CCP Virus”.
The Anti-Totalitarian Chinese Alliance is a group dedicated to fighting against the Chinese Communist Party’s regime, and was founded by activist Alston Kwan.
Kwan posted the images on Twitter late Sunday night with the caption: “Raising our country’s prestige with hot words on the wall.”
— 關堯 · Alston Kwan (@Alston_Kwan) May 10, 2020
The image was projected to protest against China’s handling of the CCP’s coronavirus and its oppressive communist leadership, according a report by Taiwan News.
Kwan has previously used the consulate as a canvas to project images of detained human rights activist Liu Xiaobo and human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, both of whom were arrested and imprisoned for speaking out against the CCP.
The incident comes amidst a rise in tensions between the Chinese government and its citizens as China’s leadership fears a rise in social unrest among its citizens threatening the stability of the country.
Protests have previously broken out in the Chinese province of Hubei, where the virus first originated, as residents engaged in a stand-off with police which later escalated into a full-scale riot.
Protests also broke out in Hong Kong on Sunday as hundreds of residents came out to attend pro-democracy rallies and protest China’s mishandling of the coronavirus.
There are currently throngs of protestors & journalists being detained on the streets of Mong Kok by riot police *all being shown on the HK Police’s own livestream*. Hi-vis jackets & helmets emblazoned with ‘Press’ clearly seen. HKPF animals targeting anyone & anything tonight. pic.twitter.com/uMKlpCzp8I
— Jack Hazlewood (@JackHHazlewood) May 10, 2020
The image projected on the consulate in Los Angeles is just the latest example of the growing resentment and anger directed toward the brutal and oppressive communist regime in China, the careless actions of which unleashed a deadly pandemic on the world.
The ensuing cover-up arguably caused thousands of unnecessary deaths and an immeasurable toll on economies around the globe.