The below article was published by ANI , photo credit: ETGE / ETNAM
Washington [US], December 24 (ANI): Demonstrations were held in various cities across the globe including Washington to commemorate East Turkistan’s National Day of Mourning. Protestors called for decisive actions against China’s ongoing “genocide and colonization in East Turkistan.”
The protests were organized by the East Turkistan Government in Exile (ETGE) and the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement (ETNAM) in Istanbul, The Hague, Washington, DC, and Edmonton on Wednesday afternoon.
“Seventy two years ago, today on December 22, 1949, the independent East Turkistan Republic was overthrown by the People’s Republic of China, resulting in the formal annexation of East Turkistan into China,” a statement by ETGE read.
The demonstratiors urgede their hsot governments to take mroe deciwsive acitons against China’s ongoing genocide of Uyghurs, KAzakh,s Kuyrgyz, and other Turkic peoples. They also urged their host governments to grant Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples fleeing China’s genocide in East Turkistan refugee status and asylum.
Uyghurs in the Netherlands urged the Dutch Government to uspprot East Turkistan’s case against China at the Internaitonal Criminal Court (ICC); this call was also echoed by Uyghurs in the United States and Canada.
China has been rebuked globally for the crackdown on Uyghurs Mulims by sending them to mass detnetnion camps, interfering in their religious activities and sending members of the community to ungergo some form of forcible re-education or indoctrionation.
Early this year, the United States became the first country in the world to declare China’s actions in East Turkistan (Xinjiang) as “genocide”.