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10th December - International Human Rights Day - March for Tibet

TheFactoryShow | 07.12.2007 16:31 | Repression | London

December 10th marks International Human Rights Day, At a time when the Chinese government cares more about its international image than ever before, we need to spread the message that China is a human rights failure.

With only nine months to go to the Beijing Olympics 2008 China is winning a gold medal for human rights abuses. Promised improvements in freedom of speech and in the governments respect for human rights have turned into crackdowns in Tibet, greater controls on journalists, forced evictions, imprisonment of AIDS & Democracy activists, continued persecution of religious practitioners.

December 10th is World Human Rights Day and given China's failure to improve its human rights record, it is time for mass protests outside of UK Chinese Embassies and Consulates. All opponents of China's government should come, as this protest is not being run specifically by any one campaigning group. The Chinese government hopes to use the Beijing Olympics Ceremony to gain international recognition that it is a superpower, and hopes to use it to divert criticism for it's lack of democracy, human rights and concern for the environment. Let us unite against the human rights abuses worldwide.

Date: Monday December 10th 2007
Time: 6-8PM
Place: Outside Chinese Embassy, 49-51 Portland Place London W1B 1JL

There are also protests taking place in Manchester at 9AM at:

Denison House,71 Denison Road, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5RX

For those who cannot make a protest, please phone/fax your local embassy throughout the day, and inquire about the health of prisoners of conscience such as Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the eleventh Panchen Lama, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, Mao Hengfeng and all of those languishing in Chinese prisons. Alternatively, politely request that China stop abusing human rights, and wish them a happy international Human Rights Day!

Phone Numbers:

London:020-72994049 Manchester: 0161-2489304 Edinburgh: 0131-3379896

Fax Numbers:

London: 020-76362981 Manchester: 0161-2572672 Edinburgh: 0131-3371790



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