Washington, New York Protesters Call for Recognition of Uighur Abuses as Genocide

Uighur protesters march in solidarity with their Xinjiang community in front of the U.N. headquarters in New York, Aug. 28, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Salih Hudayar)

By Asim Kashgarian
August 29, 2020 06:50 PM

Dozens of people in Washington and New York City took to the streets Friday afternoon, calling on the U.S. government, the United Nations and countries around the world to do more than condemn the violence against Uighurs, and recognize China’s policies in the northwest region of Xinjiang as a genocide.  

The demonstrations came as the ethno-religious minority members mark four years since China stepped up its campaign in Xinjiang, and amid reports that the U.S. government is weighing labeling Beijing’s actions as genocide.