Protests against China held in Europe to mark International Human Rights Day

Protests were held in a number of locations throughout Europe to condemn Chinese atrocities.  

On December 10, in observance of International Human Rights Day, some 100 protesters 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.

Meanwhile another protest march was held in Geneva, 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 regard.

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 fundamental freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, according to a statement by US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns.

We call on the PRC to stop its ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, its repressive policies in Tibet, its dismantling of the autonomy it promised for Hong Kong, its arbitrary detention of those who speak out peacefully, and its global campaign of transnational repression,” he said in a statement.
Ambassador Burns said the United States will continue to support the right of peaceful protest, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the rule of law

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