Uyghurs Protest 71 Years of China‘s Tyranny Tue, Dec 22, 1 PM – 3 PM on Capitol Hill
Calls on US Gov't to Recognize East Turkistan as an Independent Country Occupied by China
Uyghurs Protest China’s Formal Occupation Of East Turkistan
WASHINGTON: Tuesday, December 22, 2020, is the 71st Anniversary of China’s formal occupation of East Turkistan.
The East Turkistan Government in Exile will be holding a peaceful demonstration on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, December 22, from 1 PM-3 PM EST to protest China’s 71 years of colonization, genocide, and occupation in East Turkistan.
Prime Minister Salih Hudayar is media experienced and available for comment.
WHAT: Peaceful protest against China's 71 years of occupation
WHO: East Turkistan Government in Exile
WHERE: US Capitol-Senate Side (First Street & Constitution Ave), Area 9
And live-streaming at Facebook.com/ETAwakening
WHEN: Tuesday, December 22, 1 PM - 3 PM Eastern time
The ETGE and supporters will be calling on the US Congress and the US Government to treat East Turkistan on par with Tibet by recognizing East Turkistan (renamed Xinjiang by the CCP) as an Independent Country Occupied by China.
Occupation Since 1949
On December 22, 1949, the People’s Republic of China overthrew the Independent East Turkistan Republic, which led to the ongoing campaign of colonization, genocide, and occupation that continues to this day.
Congressman Scott Perry has introduced a bill to recognize Tibet as an Independent Country Occupied by China, and the US Government has formally met with the Tibetan Government in Exile.
We urge Congress and the US Government to do the same for East Turkistan.
To find out more about the East Turkistan Government in Exile and the plight of the Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples, go to https://east-turkistan.net.