Chinese users play cat-and-mouse with censors amid protests

Protesters hold up blank papers and chant slogans as they march in protest in Beijing on Sunday. In a society where everything is closely monitored and censored, the white paper is a silent protest against users not being allowed to speak. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

HONG KONG — Videos of hundreds protesting in Shanghai started to appear on WeChat on Saturday night. Showing chants about removing COVID-19 restrictions and demanding freedom, they would stay up only a few minutes before being censored.