A drone was deployed in Shanghai, China, to warn the city of 26 million people to “control your soul’s desire for freedom” after residents took to their balconies to sing in protest of new lockdown measures in place.
Alice Su, Senior China Correspondent for The Economist, tweeted video of the drone and a translation of the disturbing (https://americanmilitarynews.com/2022/04/video-chinese-drone-warns-residents-to-control-your-souls-desire-for-freedom-amid-covid-lockdown/) Chinese message.
“As seen on Weibo: Shanghai residents go to their balconies to sing & protest lack of supplies. A drone appears: ‘Please comply w covid restrictions. Control your soul’s desire for freedom. Do not open the window or sing.’”
Gu Honghui, director of the city’s working group on epidemic control, said that “the situation is extremely grim” and the virus is “still running at a high level” in Shanghai.
Some residents have been locked down for weeks now. The Chinese government also deployed 2,000 troops to assist with the effort.