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Demonstrations have taken place inside and outside China amid widespread discontent with China’s strict “no-go policy” during the coronavirus pandemic.

A 25-year-old international Chinese student appeared in federal court in Boston on Wednesday (December 14) after being arrested by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on suspicion of threatening and stalking supporters of the Chinese democracy movement online.

The bureau also revealed that 25-year-old Xiaoli Wu (Wu Xiaoli, literally) is a student at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Those convicted of stalking and threats face up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.

On October 22, 2022, someone posted a flyer on or near the campus of Berklee College of Music in Boston that read, “Stand with the Chinese people” and “We want freedom,” according to a press release from the US Attorney’s office. and “we want democracy”.