China deploys tanks to prevent people from withdrawing money from crisis-hit banks

In a grim reminder of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre, armoured tanks were seen deployed on the streets of China amidst large-scale protests by people demanding the release of their savings frozen by banks.

Non-mainstream Hong Kong media also believes that at such a time when stability is emphasized most and stability is in Chinese President Xi Jinping’s interest, allowing such incidents to get bigger shows that these banks really do not have money to spare, at least not until the issues are resolved.

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