In the video made available on Dec. 6, she warned the COVID policy enforcers to abide by the Chinese constitution.
In the video, Xie picked up a knife and warned those who enforce the “measures against humanity and conscience” that they will be “greeted with a kitchen knife” if they forced their way inside her home.
She picked up another knife and said that those who violate the law, break into homes, or enforce the law violently will be greeted with a pair of kitchen knives.
“I am already 75 years old. I don’t fear death. Villains, come and be the sacrifices.”
Xie is the former chief editor of the Chinese magazine Dangdai Bimonthly, which operates under the state publisher People’s Literature Publishing House.
Her video is blocked on the Chinese social media platform Weibo.
Extreme COVID MeasuresDuring the May lockdown in Shanghai, the authorities sent infected residents to quarantine centers and dispatched staff, also known as the “white guards,” to disinfect homes. Numerous reports and videos revealed how disinfection was conducted, such as by discarding items in the refrigerators and beating pets to death.
A Chinese netizen responded: “A second-generation red, an old lady, fears nothing; what’s there to worry about for the youngsters? Protect the families from the intruding white guards. It’s a justifiable defense.”
Another netizen said: “Even a second generation of the high-ranking cadre [Xie Fuzhi] was forced to defend herself. This society has collapsed.”
The “white paper” movement saw students from dozens of universities across China protest against the extreme pandemic measures by holding up a piece of blank paper, demanding authorities lift the lockdowns, and calling for the CCP and its leader, Xi Jinping, to step down.