Press ReleaseSeptember 29, 2020WASHINGTON, DC JOINS GLOBAL ‘RESIST CCP’ PROTESTS ON 1 OCTOBER 2020
Tibetans, Uyghurs, Hongkongers, Southern Mongolians, Taiwanese, and Chinese Democracy Activists join together to call on governments to stand against the Chinese Communist Party’s crackdown against freedom, democracy, and human rights. Protests are planned in over 60 cities worldwide to call on governments to take stronger, coordinated action against the Chinese Government.
WHAT: The Global Day of Action (GDA) is a day of international solidarity which recognizes the present threat posed by the CCP to peoples living under its rule, and for freedom, democracy, and human rights globally. Outside of the US Congress building, human rights groups will be hosting one of the largest GDA protests of the day.
The brutal occupation of Tibet, arbitrary detention of millions of Uyghurs in internment camps, loss of fundamental freedoms in Hong Kong, erasure of Southern Mongolian culture and language, intimidation and bullying of Taiwan, and the detention, disappearance, and silencing of countless Chinese lawyers and activists illustrates the scale of the existing concerns across the country.
The issues faced by each and every community is a reflection of the CCP’s blatant disregard for the rights of their own citizens, and the desire of Xi Jinping to consolidate power and forcibly stifle dissent. A growing chorus of voices have already begun to push back against many of these abuses. This global initiative is, by far, one of the largest strategic coalitions against the Chinese government’s totalitarian regime.
WHEN: Thursday 1 October from 11:00am to 1:30pm
WHERE: Capitol Reflecting Pool, Madison DR SW & 3rd SW
BACKGROUND: Please visit www.ResistChina.org to learn more.
EVENT ORGANIZERS: Students for a Free Tibet, World Uyghur Congress, Campaigns for Uyghurs, Capital Area Tibetan Association, Uyghur American Association, Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center, Uyghur Human Rights Project, Victims of Communism, Formosan Association for Public Affairs, We the Hong Kongers, International Campaign for Tibet, Tibetan Youth Congress, Initiative for China, China Against Death Penalty, Committee on the Present Danger: China” (CPDC), DC4HK – Washingtonians Supporting Hong Kong and Humanitarian China.
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY FOR MEDIA:
- The rally will begin with an interfaith prayer led by different religious leaders.
- Political theater: 100 Uyghur activists will stage a political theater action to highlight the millions of Uyghurs in Chinese internment camps.
- Hundreds of protestors holding banners, placards and flags from the different movements.
NOTES: We will take every measure and precaution at the event to follow the CDC’s Covid-19 guidelines, including masks and social distancing.