[Frontline interview]The tragedy of the takeaway brother in Shanghai: he was driven out for sleeping on the street | reset | extreme epidemic prevention

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[The Epoch Times, May 18, 2022](The Epoch Times reporters Zhao Fenghua and Gu Xiaohua interviewed and reported) Under Shanghai’s extreme zero-epidemic prevention policy, a large number of migrant workers have been displaced and sleeping on the streets. A Shanghai foreign salesman was interviewed by The Epoch Times a few days ago, telling about his miserable situation.

The CCP’s official media recently announced that the epidemic in Shanghai has been cleared from society, and the lockdown will be gradually lifted starting from May 16. Yan Dong (pseudonym), a delivery man from Anhui, told The Epoch Times on the 17th that he questioned the authorities’ claims.

He said: “I haven’t seen the lifting of the blockade in Shanghai, but the obstacles on the road are a little less. There is no road that can go through. In the first two days, all roads were connected by a steel wire mesh. It takes a long way to get to the community. , the navigation is useless. Today (17th) we came out and passed by in the morning, and some places were demolished a little. The bus (still) did not pass. “

Yan Dong said that because of the delivery of food, the community was not allowed to enter, and he has been displaced for more than 20 days.

He said: “I see a lot of people who don’t have to eat, and some people are pitiful. People contact me and ask me to buy this and that. Some people get sick and buy medicine, but I can’t buy it, so I give my own medicine. People. Once you come out, you won’t be allowed in. You can’t even have a pass. This is what the community says, ‘If you go out, don’t come in’.”

Yan Dong said that he originally lived in Beicai Town, and he has been delivering food in Lujiazui since he was displaced. “At the door of the shop in Lujiazui, there is a place where I can charge, so I slept there.”

Yan Dong said he was rushed to the resettlement site by the police, but had to sleep on the road.

He said: “The police chased us and forced us to go. They told us that there was a resettlement place and told us to go there and tricked us into sleeping on the main road. It just rained, and the next day the road was still wet and there was nothing. . Bring some cardboard boxes to sleep at night.

“They (authorities) want to look good. There are no homeless people on the street. The resettlement is located on the riverside of Binjiang Avenue, where no one goes. What did he (the police) arrange? They didn’t even bring us rice.

“When I came out for ten days, I only ate a meal of rice. Later, when I passed by Kangqiao, I heard that they were selling it secretly, so I bought a meal for 40 yuan. We delivered takeout, which is a discount. Never saw rice.

“I’ve been able to buy food in the past two days. I know that there are groups of people who buy food in the past two days. The supermarket secretly adds WeChat to buy a little bit. People who don’t deliver food can’t find those stores at all.”

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Yan Dong said that work is like being a thief.

“For example, if (customers) send us a message, I will help them buy what they want, and then deliver them, and they will give you 50 yuan for seven or eight kilometers. If one can’t buy it, they go to two or three stores, all of which are secret. Buying land like a thief.”

He said once, “We were buying steamed buns when the police came and refused to sell them. The steamed steamed buns (the ones we bought) were not cooked, eight mature steamed buns. I just swallowed them like this. I told the people at the police station, How many of us are wandering outside, and your family’s food (shop) will not be allowed to open, so you will starve us to death?”

Yan Dong disclosed that many delivery workers in Shanghai have been displaced.

He said: “There are very few people who deliver takeaways home from Shanghai now. There used to be people staying in hotels, but the hotels can’t stay in now. The quarantined people are all locked in the hotels. Where is the place?”

Yan Dong sighed that Shanghai’s delivery staff were in a miserable situation, “I feel that Shanghai is cold and cold, and for the first two days, he slept wherever he rode. It’s not as good as treating us as pigs and dogs, and domestic pigs and dogs sleep for him. sleep.”

Yan Dong said, “The government’s management was chaotic. When we started to deliver food, the supplies were piled up at the gate of the community. If they were rotten, they would not be distributed to the common people. If Shanghai did not rely on food delivery this time, people would really starve to death.”

Yan Dong said that he wanted to go back to his hometown. “The epidemic is over, go home first.”

Shanxi takeaway brother: he is driven out by the police every day when he sleeps on the street

In an interview with The Epoch Times on May 17, takeaway Gelinnan (pseudonym) from Shanxi said that at present, the local area has not been lifted.

He said: “It’s on the news that the lockdown is about to be lifted. In some communities, with the permit (passport), one family can come out, and then go out for a walk.”

Lin Nan said that the community does not let the deliveryman go home, and he is currently sleeping on the street.

He said: “If you come out to deliver food, you can only go outside, because the community will not let you go back. (The police) go wherever you go, and now it’s every day. After checking from the front of the bridge, it starts again after crossing the bridge. Check, you have to check it twenty or thirty times a day.

“There are 150,000 people who deliver food in Shanghai, and less than 20% of them are in the resettlement sites. Only those who have a site can live (the resettlement site), and the remaining 80% have to sleep on the streets. .”

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Anhui takeaway brother: Frequent harassment and deportation is harder than sleeping on the street

Liu Jian (pseudonym), a takeaway from Anhui, told The Epoch Times on May 17 that during the epidemic, he slept on the streets and was constantly driven away by the police.

He said: “During the time I was in Shanghai, I felt that Shanghai was very inhumane, especially the people in uniform. After we slept on the streets, they would chase us away.”

Liu Jian said that before he was displaced, he had been living in the lockdown area.

He said: “Since April, we have been blocked. It said that it was blocked for one to five days. We prepared instant noodles for five days. never received.

“On the 28th, there was a person who tested that antigen and found two bars. It took about seven or eight days before the positive was taken away. There are dozens of people living there, and almost all of them were infected. .

“If this positive person is taken away, the rest of the people will not be infected. He knows that you are in a closed area, and you can’t go out. As long as you don’t come out, it’s fine, and the big deal will be taken away with you.

“At that time, when we came out on the 20th, we often saw Dabala people coming out of one exit. All of them were positive, and they were all covered with warning lines.”

Liu Jian also said, “I suspect that there is a conspiracy in Shanghai, that is, many people can’t make money openly, but after the outbreak of the epidemic, many people can engage in private work and make a lot of money.”

Liu Jian believes that compared to living in the closed area at the beginning, sleeping on the street is more fortunate.

He said: “I don’t think it’s worth living on the street all the time. Compared to when we were banned at first, when we didn’t have food, we called the police. The police came and didn’t care about you. They said you were looking for the community. The community said you should report to the street. . Then what can I do?”

Liu Jian believes that being driven out by the police is more difficult than sleeping on the streets.

He said: “I don’t feel that it is hard to live on the street. I feel that after living on the street, every day I am driven around by the police and people in uniform who are ‘serving the people’. Sleeping on the street, I was chased to sleep at ten, I was chased to sleep at 11, I was chased to sleep at 12, and I was chased to sleep at one or two in the morning.

“Every morning at six o’clock in the morning, I was driven to the road from the bridge hole. I lived on the road, and I was driven away. He will find various reasons for you. Anyway, he will not say that you affect the appearance of the city, he will Say, there’s a positive in your neighborhood, we all know it’s an excuse.

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“Then, after rushing from this bridge hole to another bridge hole, after rushing to another bridge hole, he came to chase you again. That bridge hole is a dead end, and there is no car going in or out. He will still come and chase you. He said, you affect the city appearance.

“It’s useless for you to move to another place. I am now in Jing’an District. People from Xuhui District have been driven to Jing’an District, and people from Jing’an District will also be driven to other places. He just goes back and forth every day.

“Especially yesterday (16th), the investigation was very strict, and all places were rushing. Police cars were patrolling everywhere, and they came every one or two hours. You have no place to stay at all.”

Liu Jian said that the repeated expulsion has left a psychological shadow.

He said: “I’m scared when I see the police car. I’m going to sit on the roadside to eat, I haven’t set up a tent, and I’m not going to sleep on the roadside, but the police saw me riding a battery car with a A pile of luggage came straight at me from a long distance. I was so frightened that I immediately sat up and sat on my battery car.

“We lived under a bridge a few days ago. There were many, many people living under the bridge, because the surrounding bridges and roads were driven away and cleaned up here.

“Sometimes I went to the toilet and ran for more than ten kilometers, and then, when I came back, under the bridge where we lived, a bunch of police came, a bunch of urban management officers, a bunch of people in protective suits, disinfection people.

“They came and chased us, holding loudspeakers, and they kept playing, you violated Article 27 of the City Management Law and so on, and then kept chasing us.

“The tents that someone (lives in) are put away quickly, and the tents that no one lives will be overturned for you. After the overturned, things like your ID card and wallet will be thrown away for you. After many people come back, their wallets are gone. , nothing, no ID card. You called the police, the police came, he said, go check the cameras. The police never came back.”

Liu Jian said that he wanted to leave Shanghai, but he couldn’t.

He said: “When I came to Shanghai, the epidemic was not serious. By the time I wanted to leave, it was too late. I couldn’t leave anymore. There was no other way. We stayed and came out. Since I have a battery car, I have been running takeout since then.

“After this incident, if the epidemic is lifted, many people will leave Shanghai, but some people who have mortgages and car loans have no choice but to stay in Shanghai.”

Responsible editor: Gao Jing#

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