Joint Tibetan, Uyghur and Hongkonger International Human Rights Day actions to highlight the human rights violations routinely committed by the Chinese government
On the 10th of December, on International Human Rights Day, Tibetan, Uyghur and Hongkonger advocacy groups will come together for a series of actions to protest the repression, surveillance and genocide our communities have experienced at the hands of the Chinese Government.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is one of the world’s greatest human rights abusers. From violently crushing calls for democracy in Hongkong, to erasing Tibetan identity, to committing genocide against the Uyghurs – they represent a global threat to international standards of human rights. Despite this, the Chinese government has once again been awarded the international honour of hosting an Olympic Games – this time for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Our actions on Human Rights Day will therefore be focused on protesting this moral failing – and on calling on the UK to demand accountability for the Chinese authorities’ crimes.
Joint petition handed to the British Olympic Association calling for a full boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics
When: 10th December 2021, 16:00
Location: British Olympic Association, 101 New Cavendish St, London W1W 6XH Free Tibet and allied organisations, the World Uyghur Congress, the Tibetan Community in Britain, the Global Alliance for Tibet & Persecuted Minorities and Hong Kong Aid will hand a joint petition to the British Olympic Association calling for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
Rally and march from Piccadilly Circus to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
When: 10th December 2021, for 18:00-20:00
Location: Marching from Piccadilly Circus (W1J 9LL) to the FCDO (SW1A 2EG) Tibetan, Uyghur and Hongkonger groups will be marching in unified protest against the Chinese Regime’s numerous and relentless human rights abuses. We are marching to the FCDO to demand they do not send diplomats and ministers to an Olympic Games hosted by the architects of the repression and genocide enacted upon our communities. Speakers will include Dolkun Isa, President of the World Uyghur Congress, Tibetan activist and filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen, who was arrested in 2008 for capturing the sentiments of brave Tibetans in the run up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Also speaking will be Can, representing Hong Kong Aid, and Tenzing Ragba from the Tibetan Community in Britain.
For more information contact:
Free Tibet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tibetan Community UK: email@example.com
Stop Uyghur Genocide: firstname.lastname@example.org
World Uyghur Congress: I.Rodrigues@uyghurcongress.org
Global Alliance for Tibet & Persecuted Minorities (GATPM): email@example.com