Tokyo: Hundreds of Tibetans, Uyghurs and Southern Mongolians based in Japan on Saturday took part in protests against the repression of their brethren under the Chinese occupation and destruction of their language and culture.
The protests began at Hibiya park in Tokyo with speeches by the Tibetan community president Kalden and the representative of Southern Mongolia. Tibetans, Southern Mongolians and Indians carrying their national flags walked from the park raising slogans.
They called for an immediate end to the Chinese government policy to annihilate the culture and language of Tibetans and Southern Mongolians. They also demanded that over 1 million Uyghurs imprisoned in concentration camps be immediately released.
They also raised slogans demanding for the release of the 11th Panchen Lama from the Chinese government’s captivity.
The protesters urged the United Nations to pressure the Chinese government to halt its egregious human rights violations in Tibet, Southern Mongolia, Uyghur and Hong Kong.
The representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Japan and staff participated in the demonstration.
Later in the evening, an even bigger demonstration against the Chinese government was organised in Shinjuku. Tibetans, Southern Mongolians, Uyghurs, Hong Kongers, Taiwanese and Indians joined the protest.
Addressing the gathering, the representatives from the participating communities condemned the Chinese government’s gross human rights violations and its systematic policy to exterminate the language and culture of Tibet and Southern Mongolia.
-Filed by Office of Tibet, Japan