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White House: U.S. supports Chinese people“s right to peaceful protest


A mallard walks along the North Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 9, 2022. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

The White House on Monday said it supported the Chinese people’s right to peacefully protest against COVID-19 lockdowns and it did not see supply chain impacts from the demonstrations.

“People should be allowed … the right to assemble and to peacefully protest policies or laws or dictates … that they take issue with,” White House national security spokesperson John Kirby told reporters. “The White House supports the right of peaceful protest.”

Kirby also said the United States had not received any requests from China for COVID-19 vaccines.