International Response

Uyghurs hold worldwide protests against genocide on PRC's 72nd National Day

by Admin - Oct 03, 2021 0 Comment

 

 

By Uyghurian

Oct3, 2021

 

On the 72nd anniversary of the Communist state's creation, Uyghurs and their supporters staged large-scale rallies against China's Government in the United States, Canada, France, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Japan,

 

 

Paris, France

 

 

 

More than 2000 people rallied in Paris to protest the Chinese Communist Party's genocide against Uyghurs and others in the Uyghur homeland (ET). The protest was organized by Uyghur organizations, including the Uyghur Institute of Europe, World Uyghur Congress, Uyghur groups from the Netherlands, Germany, and Norway. Hundreds of Uyghur youngsters from throughout Europe, as well as public celebrities such as Raphael Glucksmann, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), and French actress Lucie Lucas, took part in the demonstration.

 

 

Raphael Glucksmann, a member of the European parliament from French, said on Twitter: "This march for the Uyghurs is the face of France which has not renounced the principles of 1789 and the universality of human rights. It's nice. And that's only the beginning."

France24 reported that "Raphaël Glucksmann calls on Emmanuel Macron to "bring the cause of the Uyghurs to Brussels."

 

 

Washington DC, United States:

 

 

 

The members of Congress, faith leaders, Uyghur community leaders, the survivors of concentrations camps participated in the protest and made speeches. They asked the U.S government to stop the Chinese government from ongoing genocide and pass the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.

 

 

The protest was organized by Uyghur American Association and Uyghur Human Rights Project. The participants include Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-NY), Young Kim (R-CA), Ambassador Kelley Currie, Ambassador Andrew Bremberg, USCIRF Commissioner Nury Turkel, Survivors of China's concentrations camps (Gulzire Auelhan, Zumret Dawut, Tursunay Ziyawudun, Mihrigul Tursun, Taiwan, Wuerkaixi (Orkesh )from Taiwan, Rebiya Kadeer, Omer Kanat, Kuzzat Altay and others made speeches on the event calling on the U.S and the world to take practical actions to stop Uyghur Genocide.

 

Vancouver, Canada:

 

Hundreds of Uyghur Protesters urged the Canadian government to boycott the 2022 Beijing Olympics because of China's crimes against humanity, including the genocide of the Uyghurs and others on the National Day of the Communist State.

 

 

"The Canadian government has to take real action. To implement and encourage all Canadian companies to stop doing business with China," Sulayman-Qira told Vancouver Sun.

 

London, UK

 

On Friday (local time), a coalition of Tibetan, Hong Kong, and Uyghur groups marched in central London against the Chinese government for committing genocide against Uyghurs, destroying democracy in Hong Kong, and violating human rights in Tibet.

Passang, further, Founder and Convener, Global Alliance for Tibet & Persecuted Minorities, said, "For the Tibetan and Uyghur victims of the Chinese regime's military occupation and repressive policy, there is nothing to celebrate so long as China continues to illegally occupy Tibet and East Turkistan." Rahima Mahmut, representing Uyghurs, made a speech about the Uyghur genocide.

 

Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey:

 

 

Thousands of Uyghurs in 5 cities inducing Istanbul, Ankara Kastamono ve Kahraman Maraş rallied to mark the foundation of PRC, asking worldwide attention to China's genocide.

The participants include Hidayet Oghuzhkan, Erkin Emet, and many other members of the Uyghur community and Turk supporters.

The protest was organized by East Turkistan Education and Cooperation Organization.



Netherlands, Belgium 

 

 

On this day, East Turkistan Republican Party, a Belgium-based pro-independent political movement, continued its 300km #WakeUPEU walking demonstration, passing the border between Belgium and the Netherlands to Protest against the Chinese authority's Uyghur massacre.

 

 

 

 

 

Switzerland

 

A group of Uyghurs in Geneva, Switzerland held a protest in front of the U.N office asking the Body to boycott China's Beijing 2022 Olympics.

 

 

The Paris rally was the largest ever held in France in support of Uyghurs against China.

Dilnur Uyghuriye, the President of Uyghur Institute of Europe, the main organizer of the event, said on her personal account on FaceBook today:

"Too happy with our young people fighting with us in the local groups, some came even from Strasbourg (@strasbourg.foruyghurs) and Lyon (@grandlyon.foruyghurs).Extensive thanks also to my friend Belgian eco-deputy who successfully carried the resolution for the recognition of Uyghur Genocide in the Belgian Parliament, and to dear Paul Magnette, leader of the Belgian Socialist Party and Mayor of the City of Charleroi, the only foreign mayor who signed the solidarity charter with the Uyghur people and will light up his city in Uyghur color on November 12. I also thank Frédérique Dumas and Clémentine Autain two humanist deputies of whom I am a fan and who are among the main actors of the Collective of Solidarity with the Uyghur People at the National Assembly. And of course, to all the other women and politicians who came to walk with us, we will memorize them forever. I had great pleasure meeting actress Lucie Lucas and walking with her throughout Bastille to Republic.”

 

The members of the Uyghur community around the world took social media to express their gratitude to the foreign supporters for their support for humanity and justice.