Remembering The Ghulja Massacre: A Protest outside Chinese Embassy in London

2023 marks the 26th anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre by the Chinese State.

The World Uyghur Congress, UK Uyghur Community, Uyghur Solidarity Campaign and Stop Uyghur Genocide are staging the annual protest outside the Chinese Embassy in London, Portland Place W18 1JL on Sunday, 5th February from 1pm – 2pm.

On 5th of February 1997, a demonstration by thousands of Uyghurs in Ghulja was met with deadly force by the Communist Chinese authorities. At least 100 protesters were massacred for protesting against repression of their culture and freedom. In the following days, thousands were arrested, hundreds of whom were imprisoned, abused or executed.

The social media posting by Uyghur Solidarity Campaign reads: “This Sunday, on the anniversary, Stop Uyghur Genocide is leading a demonstration at London’s Chinese Embassy: to remember the dead, and fight for freedom for the living.”

So, please join the protest, remember the dead and call out on Xi Jinping’s brutal Chinese Communist regime to end the occupation of East Turkestan and repression of the peaceful Uyghur Muslims.

Brief Background: 

East Turkestan (Ch: Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region) was invaded soon after Mao Tsetung and his comrades established the Peoples’ Republic of China (PRC) on 1st October 1949. 

In 2021, the Independent Uyghur Tribunal in London made a ruling that the Chinese State has committed genocide against the Uyghur minorities in their homelands. Subsequently, parliaments around the world have also passed resolutions to this effect and continue to call for action against China. Over a million Uyghur Muslims are locked up in “concentration camps,” who are being persecuted by the Chinese State.

Useful links:

Stop Uyghur Genocide 

UK Uyghur Community

World Uyghur Congress

Uyghur Solidarity Campaign 

Author: Tsering Passang (Tsamtruk)

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

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