Beijing 2022 Olympics boycott: Uyghurs, dissidents urge during anti-China protest in Tokyo


Despite the impact of Typhoon Chanthu in the city, nearly 40 Uyghur, Tibetan, Mongolian, Hong Kong and Chinese dissident activists, supported by a few Japanese activists, marched through central Tokyo on Saturday. Carrying banners calling for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, activists urged the global community to note China’s human rights abuses in ethnic minority areas, as well as in Hong Kong.

They said the rest of the world should be aware of China’s violation of basic human rights and refrain from rewarding China despite being aware of its activities. Comparing the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics with the peaceful and positive Tokyo Summer Olympics that took place recently, some of the activists pointed out that the world, treating Japan and China on the same level, is unfair to countries that uphold the values ​​of transparency, democracy, human rights and openness.

They urged all governments to come together and put pressure on China by boycotting the Beijing Winter Olympics. Uyghurs make up around 45% of the population of Chinese Xinjiang and have long faced cultural, religious and economic discrimination.

According to US officials and UN experts, up to one million people, or about 7% of Xinjiang’s Muslim population, have been imprisoned in a growing network of “political re-education” camps. (ANI)

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