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Uyghur Muslims Take to the Streets to Mark ‘Independence Day’

by in Culture & Lifestyle on 14th November, 2018


Against the backdrop of the brutal crackdown on Uyghur Muslims by China’s government, activists took to the streets on November 12 in America’s capital, Washington, to mark an ‘independence day’ for the persecuted minority. The call for the marked independence follows on from the two established Uyghur Republics of 1933 and 1944, which were both short-lived attempts.

The protesters, bearing Uyghur state flags called on the international community to recognise the current degree of persecution of Uyghur Muslims in China, who are experiencing one of the worst crackdowns yet.

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