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Acclaimed artist to lead live art protest outside Chinese Embassy in London in support of Uyghurs on the anniversary of the Urumqi massacre - Stand4Uyghurs Campaign
July 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
On the 5th of July which marks 13 years since the Urumqi Massacre against the Uyghur Muslim minority in China, Stand4Uyghurs campaign will be holding a powerful live art protest depicting the religious and cultural genocide being carried out by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), outside the Chinese Embassy in London. Late last year, the People's Uyghur Tribunal in London, which was chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice, who previously led the prosecution of the former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic, concluded that the Chinese government is committing genocide against Uyghurs.
The Urumqi massacre took place on the 5th of July 2009, where the CCP exerted a violent military crackdown on Uyghurs, resulting in the death of over 1000 and 5000 unjust arrests. This date represents a dark day for Uyghurs and is symbolic of the CCP's bloody history and repression against Uygur Muslims and ethnic minorities.
Acclaimed performance artist Shams will conduct the live art performance by painting a large canvas honing in on the religious suppression, state surveillance, concentration camps, systematic control of births, torture, and abuse the Chinese government inflicts on Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities. This live painting will take place in full view of the public and be witnessed by key community organisers and activists.