Press Advisory: Human Rights Day, London Protest – 10th December 2021

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: john@freetibet.org 

Tibetan Community UK: pemayoko@gmail.com 

Stop Uyghur Genocide: edie@stopuyghurgenocide.co.uk

World Uyghur Congress: I.Rodrigues@uyghurcongress.org 

Global Alliance for Tibet & Persecuted Minorities (GATPM): info@gatpm.com

Author: Tsering Passang (Tsamtruk)

NGO Professional | Activist | Author | Founder and Chairman, Global Alliance for Tibet & Persecuted Minorities (GATPM)

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