Geneva: In protest against the visit of China’s Defense Minister, the deputy mayor of Budapest’s I.district Ference Garencsér hoisted Tibetan National flags on the district town hall on 24 March.
During the visit of China’s Defense Minister Wei Fenghe, Tibetan National flags and a protest banner calling for justice for people suffering under the Chinese Communist regime, including people of the Uyghur Muslim community, were placed on Budapest’s I. district town hall.
Expressing disappointment over the Hungarian government move in welcoming the member of the Communist regime of China, Deputy mayor of Budapest’s I.district Ference Garencsér said there must be “red lines” for country including the members of the European Union while “befriending” with a communist country. No country can afford to overlook the violations of human rights committed by China. In order to raise awareness and in protest against the Hungarian’s government “befriending” China, which constantly violates human rights, Tibetan flags and banner were placed on the district town hall located in the vicinity of the Prime Minister Office of Hungary, explained Deputy mayor of Budapest.
Deputy mayor Ference Garencsér visited Dharamshala in 2013. Tibetan culture, history and suffering under communist China have made his solidarity and sympathy stronger, said deputy mayor Ference.
Despite indifferent attitude by Hungarian government over violations of human rights by China and restrictive measures in staging political protest against China, Namgyal, a Tibetan resident of Budapest, commemorated 10th March, Tibetan National Uprising day, in front of Chinese Embassy, this year. Similarly, Shambala Tibet Center in Budapest marked the Tibetan National Uprising Day by organizing Tibet related book reading in the Center.
– Filed by Tibet Bureau Geneva