Thousands protest in Paris against China’s rights violation in Xinjiang – Times of India

PARIS: More than 2000 individuals gathered in Paris and demonstrated against the continued rights violations of Uyghurs in Xinjiang by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The protest was organised by a number of Uyghur organisations together with the World Uyghur Congress and the Uyghur Institute of Europe. The protest noticed the participation of a whole lot of Uyghur youth who had travelled from varied European international locations in addition to public figures like Raphael Glucksmann, Member of European Parliament (MEP) and French actress Lucie Lucas.
The protestors marched from Bastille sq. to position de ka Republique shouting slogans ‘genocide in progress’ and ‘Save the Uyghurs’ and carrying banners and East Turkestan flags. During the speeches, a name was made to the worldwide group to cancel all agreements between the European Union and China in addition to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022.
Further, many audio system denounced the complicity of multinational vogue firms like Zara, Hugo Boss and Uniqlo, who continued to purchase merchandise produced by pressured Uyghur labour.
Earlier, the identical day, the NGO ‘SumofUs’ in affiliation with the World Uyghur Congress, held a protest exterior the flagship Zara retailer in Paris’s Champs-Elysees, against the model’s sourcing materials from China that used Uyghur labour. This protest, timed to coincide with the Paris Fashion Week, was meant to attract the eye of different vogue manufacturers to cease sourcing commodities from Xinjiang.
Assal Khamraeva -Aubert, the World Uyghur Congress’s consultant in France and co-organiser of the occasion known as on the French authorities to think about halting imports of merchandise from Xinjiang that had been produced utilizing pressured Uyghur labour. She added that the WUC hoped that other than the worldwide group recognising the Uyghur genocide, which might be a ‘symbolic victory’ it was additionally vital to have an effect on the “economic level’.
Ibrahim Bechrouri, campaign manager of “SumOfUs” warned that similar protests would be organised in other European capitals including in Spain.
Some of the protestors specified the demands made by the movement, in particular, “the cancellation of the treaties signed between the European Union and China but in addition the cancellation of the Olympic Games in Beijing 2022”, due to the “bloodbath” of Uyghurs.

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