On March 10, Tibetan and Southern Canadian pro-democracy activists from Los Angeles marched in front of the Chinese Consulate to protest the Chinese government’s crackdown on ethnic minorities and dissidents, and the “Snow Mountain Lion Flag” was once again waved in front of the Chinese Consulate.
On March 10, people of different ethnic groups from Southern Canada also went to the Chinese Consulate in solidarity with Tibetans. (Courtesy of KAI Lijian)
On March 10, 1959, Tibetans fought for their freedom and beliefs during the bloody crackdown on Lhasa by Chinese communist forces. The Tibetans fought for their freedom and beliefs and fought back with heavy casualties despite the disparity in military equipment.
Jie Lijian, a human rights activist from Shandong, who has been actively involved in various pro-democracy activities in Nanga, said, “It was still a bit cold this morning and it rained a little after 1 p.m., but once the activities started the sun shone brightly, as if the heavens were helping us too.” He said that whether it is Tibetans, Uyghurs or Hong Kong people, they are all suffering the same thing. The Chinese Communist Party has used every means to suppress dissidents and silence people out of fear, and he is fortunate to be overseas and must stand up in solidarity with these communist resisters.
Liu Ya Ya, president of the Los Angeles Visual Artists Association, said that March 10 of this year marks the 62nd anniversary of the Tibetan Resistance Day and the 70th anniversary of the signing of the “Seventeen Agreements” (peace agreement) between Tibet (Tibet) and the Chinese Communist Party. In the past 62 years, Tibetans have never given up their dream of freedom, but the persecution of human rights by the Chinese Communist Party has become more and more serious.
Last year, the Chinese government promulgated a Hong Kong version of the National Security Law, officially shredding the so-called “one country, two systems”; in addition, the CCP has long used vocational training institutes for Uighurs in Xinjiang to “rehabilitate” the Uighur people. To his knowledge, the CCP has established nearly 400 reeducation-through-labor camps under the guise of “vocational training centers,” and an estimated one to two million Uyghurs have been trained and rehabilitated by the CCP, in effect violating their freedom of faith and expression.
Liu Ya Ya said, “In Tibet, too, more than 500,000 Tibetans have been forced into reeducation-through-labor camps under the guise of retraining.” That’s why she strongly calls on people defending human rights, democracy and freedom to unite and demand the world’s attention.
She said, “We call on democracies around the world to step up their scrutiny of Chinese imports produced from these labor camps; we call on freedom-loving people around the world to join us in facing this catastrophe.”