China coronavirus: man detained after meme of dog wearing police hat protesting Covid-19 restrictions offends authorities

Nov 4, 2021 | INVESTING

A Chinese man was detained for nine days for allegedly insulting police after posting a meme of a dog wearing a police hat on social media.The man, surnamed Li, posted the meme in a chat group on WeChat after expressing his anger over strict coronavirus control measures in Qingtongxia, a city in the northwestern Ningxia Hui autonomous region.Local police told the Chutian Metropolis News that Li’s action was the crime of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, a broad and vaguely worded law…

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