Cllr Ben Miskell Standing up for Park & Arbourthorne
"It's time to end the silence on atrocities committed by China like the genocide of the Uyghur people" Cllr Ben Miskell
The repression includes arbitrary mass internment and indoctrination of at least a million people in concentration camps; an extreme, intrusive, suffocating regime of mass surveillance; draconian restrictions on cultural, linguistic and religious freedom, including the virtual banning of Muslim religious practice; and the systematic separation of Uyghur children from their families. This has been documented by many human rights groups, including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
The protest was joined by other groups facing oppression at the hands of the Chinese state, including members of South Yorkshire’s Hong Kong community, who face increased brutality and crackdowns on democracy from Beijing.