December 2, 2010
To mark International Human Rights Day on the 10th of December, in the Belgian capital, Brussels, a collective group of Chinese pressure groups plan to hold a peaceful protest to demonstrate their anger at the lack of political freedoms in China.
Below is an article published by The Tibet Post:
The demonstration will be led by a coalition of United Nations for a Free Tibet, the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress Belgium and the Free Chine from CPP Alliance Europe. According to Dennis Barbion, UNFT ambassador for Belgium and Europe the protest aims to, "signal to world leaders, governments and politicians that all human beings have the right to freedom and that humans rights in general should be respected everywhere."
The key demands by those protesting on the 10th are the release of Tibetan film maker, Dhondup Wangchen, who was arrested following his film Leaving Fear Behind, the release of recent Nobel Peace Prize winner, Liu Xiabo and all other political prisoners in Tibet and China.
The demonstration starts with speeches at 13.00 o'clock in front of The European Council near Square Schuman (metro Schuman). After these speeches the crowd intends to march through the Parc Cinquantenaire to the Chinese embassy in Brussels, where they will demonstrate peacefully until 16.30 o'clock. A letter on behalf of the three separate organisations will be presented to the Chinese authorities at the embassy, on the day, detailing their demands over human rights violations in China.
The Free China from CCP Alliance Europe has organized a petition for the release of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo. You can sign the petition online by clicking here.
All the signatures will be submitted to the European Parliament in Brussels with the Chinese New Year 2011 (3rd February 2011).