Civil society groups in Canada launch protests against Chinese atrocities

NEW DELHI: Friends of India-Canada along with seven other organizations have organized a protest against China infront of Chinese Consulate Office in Vancouver for the release of two detained Canadians in China, to resist Communist Party of China, to oppose China’s new Hong Kong national security law and against atrocities in Tibet.

Speaking on the occasion Maninder Gill of Friends of Canada-India said that the law threatens freedom of the press, freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.

Gill strongly condemned China for his irresponsible actions and dictatorial approach.

More than 500 people participated in the protest. Protesters followed all the guidelines by the British Colombia Ministory of Health due to COVID-19. People were wearing masks and social distancing was maintained.

The protesters were demanding the release of two detained Canadians caught in a diplomatic standoff over Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

The seven other organizations who joined Friend of Canada- India are Canada Tibet Committee & the Tibetan Community; Friends of Canada India Organization; Vancouver Society of Freedom, Democracy & Human Rights for China; Vancouver Hong Kong Political Activists; Vancouverites concerned about Hong Kong; Vancouver Society in Support of Democratic Movement (VSSDM) and Vancouver Uyghur Association

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