Time & Location
Feb 05, 6:00 PM GMT
London, Portland Pl, London, UK
About the Event
On 5 February 1997, a demonstration by thousands of Uyghurs in Ghulja was met with deadly force by the Chinese state. At least 100 protesters were massacred for protesting against repression of their culture and freedom. In the days afterwards, thousands were arrested, hundreds of whom were imprisoned, abused or executed.
This February, our monthly protest at the Chinese embassy will remember the massacre 25 years on, and demand freedom for the Uyghur people today.
The demonstration will hear from representatives of the World Uyghur Congress, UK Uyghur Community, Stop Uyghur Genocide and Power To Hongkongers. We will also be joined by trade unionists UCU President Vicky Blake and PCS Assistant General Secretary John Moloney; and refugee rights campaigner Zoe Gardner.
On this important and tragic anniversary, please join us to take a stand and fight for a better, freer future.