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UK: Protesters demonstrate outside Chinese embassy in London to mark Urumqi Massacre anniversary

Updated: Jul 8, 2023

The members of Stop Uyghur Genocide, a UK-based campaign to defend Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in China, recently protested outside the   Chinese Embassy in London to mark  the 14th anniversary of Urumqi Massacre, media reports said.

The protestors condemned China for its continued harassment and torture of Uyghur Muslims, reports ANI.

“The tragic events that unfolded during the Urumqi Massacre 14 years ago were a turning point leading to the extensive victimisation of the Uyghur community and CCP’s implementation of its genocidal policies,” tweeted Stop Uyghur Genocide on July 5.

The group later tweeted: " Join @UyghurStop and our allies at the protest in front of the Chinese Embassy to remember the victims and demand justice for Uyghurs!"

Rahima Mahmut, executive director of Stop Uyghur Genocide, told ANI, “Today marks the 14th anniversary of the tragic events in Urumqi, where the Chinese government responded to peaceful protests with a heavy-handed crackdown involving the use of police, military forces, and live ammunition.” 

In wake of these events, the Chinese government embarked on a campaign of terror characterised by extrajudicial arrests, enforced disappearances, public violence, and the establishment of a pervasive surveillance system compromising checkpoints and cameras.

“Today, we witness the devastating consequences of the indifference of the international community despite our pleas for help. It is crucial for governments across the globe to listen to our appeals and swiftly implement measures to protect the Uyghur population from the grave atrocities of genocide and humanity,” Mahmut added.



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