East Turkistan map
(also known as Xinjiang Uygur
Canadians protest China’s attacks on ethnic Uyghurs.
For immediate release
June 3, 3:30 pm
Contact: Uyghur Canadian
Society (647) 210 0709
JULY 3, 2009 (TORONTO) – The Uyghur Canadian Society
rallied Canadians in front of the Chinese consulate in
Toronto today, calling on the government of China to
stop the ethnic cleansing of Uyghurs.
The protest was in reaction to the latest attack on June
29,2009 , which killed 26 and injured 118 innocent
Uyghurs, according to Chinese media reports.Some other reports said that the attack killed
two Uyghurs. The excuse for the attack was an
unsubstantiated rumor posted on the Internet of the rape
of two ethnic Chinese girls.Protesters maintain that this is an example of
how racial profiling leads to oppression of innocent
"Uyghurs have suffered for years under racial profiling
and unjust government policies that have painted the
entire Uyghur population as criminals and terrorists.
The official media has published propaganda of Uyghurs
as backward and violent, and members of the three evil
forces of terrorism, separatism and extremism," said
Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer. "As a people,
Uyghurs only seek prosperity and the ability to raise
their families in a secure environment. The Shaoguan
incident shows that official policies, together with mob
rule and fear, have prevented Uyghurs from simply being
able to live their lives in peace."
Racism and violence against Uyghurs is common in places
where ethnic Uyghurs have been forced by the government
to relocate.Each year, the Chinese government
transfers millions of Uyghurs to inland China for
forced, cheap labor, replacing them with millions of Han
Chinese to the Uyghur region for permanent residence on
The Uyghur Canadian Society today delivered the
following demands at the Chinese consulate:
China should immediately stop forced relocation of
Uyghurs for cheap and forced labor to prevent ethnic
violence between Han Chinese and Uyghurs.
China should immediately use effective legal
measurement, stop racism and violence against the
China should immediately stop Han migration to
Xinjiang( East Turkistan) for employment
opportunity wile Uyghurs living under the
widespread unemployment and poverty.
China should provide employment opportunity for
Uyghurs in their own homeland.
Uyghur Canadian Society is to encourage and increase the
opportunities for promoting friendship and understanding
among the Uyghur people and other ethnicity or other
cultural groups in Canadaprovide them accurateknowledge about political history of Uyghur
people in East Turkistan, theirculture, art and music and human rights
conditions, current situation of Uyghur people in East
Turkistan that oppressed by the Chinese government.
Uyghur Canadian Society (UCS)
3205 Nawbrook Road, Mississauga, Ontario L4X 2V6
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