Anti-China protests held in Europe to mark International Human Rights Day

11 December, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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Demonstrations in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong were conducted in a number of locations around Europe to protest Chinese crimes.

Demonstrations in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong were conducted in a number of locations around Europe to protest Chinese crimes.

In observance of International Human Rights Day on December 10 some 100 protestors joined the demonstration to denounce China for abusing human rights in the Dutch city of Amsterdam. Numerous groups participated in the protests, including the Congress of Southern Mongolia, the Netherlands for Hong Kong group, the Stichting Support Uyghurs organisation, the International Campaign for Tibet, and the Tibet Support group in the Netherlands.

Harry van Bommel, a former Dutch lawmaker, also joined the demonstrators.

Another protest march was organised in Geneva at the same time, going from Palais Wilson to Broken Chair Square. Free Tibet-related slogans were raised, and they urged the UN to put pressure on China in this area.

About 200 people took part in the event. There were protests in Toronto, London, and other significant cities.

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has not upheld its international obligations to preserve the human rights and basic freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, according to a statement by US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns.