Protesters urge Prime Minister Trudeau to recognise Uyghur genocide in China

 2021-07-20T00:00:00.000Z    Uyghur Genocide

Protesters urge Prime Minister Trudeau to recognise Uyghur genocide in China

OTTAWA, CANADA: More than 200 people across Canada joined a rally outside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office in Ottawa to call the Canadian government to take action to stop the Uyghur genocide. The protest occurred on Sunday and was joined by women and children.

An Uyghur Muslim, Bilal Malik, completed his 15 days March to Ottawa and reached the PM office to deliver a joint letter signed by various organisations.

They urged the Canadian government and Plympic committee to baycott the Beijing 2022 Olympics.

This protest was also against the 33 Canadian senators' decision to not recognise the Uyghur genocide in china.

A protester said, "We are here to tell them what they are doing is unacceptable as Canadians. They have to remember, Canada not only has a moral obligation, at the same time Canada has legal obligation to stand up and stop ongoing genocide".

33 Canadian Senators voted against a bill broght forward by senator Leo Housakos that calls on the Senate to recognise China's genocide.

Independent Senators Group (ISG) leader Yuen Pau Woo said in the Sanate on June 28 that Canada should avoid criticizing China for its human abuses against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims because out country has been mistreated, indigenous people.

As Canadian, the protesters stressed that because Canada mistreated indiginous people in the past, Canada is obligated than any other country in this world not to allow these kind of genocidal acts to happen ever again anywhere.