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14-09-05, 14:37
Be loud and be proud

The Uyghur American Association urges Uyghurs in the New York area or those willing and able to travel to New York, to participate in a Joint Rally at the United Nations Plaza from 9 am to 2 pm on Thursday October 15, co-organized by the UAA.

Why? Chinese President Hu Jintao is going to be addressing the United Nations General Assembly, and it’s crucial that he hears the Uyghur voice.

The UN Plaza is located at 1st Avenue and 48th Street in New York City. If you need any further information about the Joint Rally, please get in touch with the co-organizers, Students for a Free Tibet, on 1 (212) 358 0071.

Students for a Free Tibet – Press Release

PROTEST CHINA'S PRESIDENT, HU JINTAO, IN NEW YORK CITY


Chinese President Hu Jintao’s arrival in New York on September 13th was greeted by crowds of protestors calling for a free Tibet, and end to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and system, and an end to the persecution of Falun Gong, among other groups. A coalition of groups including Students for a Free Tibet and Chinese Citizens' Forum held a press conference outside the Waldorf-Astoria, where noted guests Harry Wu, Rebiya Kadeer and other high profile activists spoke to these important issues. They demanded justice, freedom, human rights and self-determination on behalf of those living under the yoke of CCP's oppression.

While China has made economic progress in recent years, its human rights situation has worsened. According to a 2004-05 report by Freedom House, China has received the worst possible score on the state of political rights and the second worst possible score on the state of civil liberties. "The pace of political change has not kept up with the pace of economic change," said John Kamm, head of the San Francisco-based Dui Hua Foundation. He went on to remark that China's economic development has not translated into improvements in civil and political rights.

Tibetans, Uyghurs and Chinese dissidents are jointly organizing a mass rally at the United Nations on the morning of September 15th while Hu addresses the General Assembly.

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SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES IN NEW YORK:

September 13th: Press Conference (time to be announced). Press Conference will most likely be followed by a noisy rally. (organized by Chinese Citizen's Forum, Students for a Free Tibet, Tibetan Youth Congress, Epoch Times, etc.)

September 15th: Joint Rally at the United Nations. Tibetans and Supporters will rally at the UN Plaza from 9am to 2pm, then march over to the Chinese Consulate, and stage protests at the Consulate from 3 to 5pm. The Falun Gong Activists are planning to do a march in the morning and then rally at the UN Plaza from 2pm to 7pm. So our schedule is a little different that day.