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New York: Student for Free Tibet members protest against Chinese VP Han Zheng at UN headquarters
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New York: Student for Free Tibet members protest against Chinese VP Han Zheng at UN headquarters

| @indiablooms | 23 Sep 2023, 07:13 pm

Activist group Student for Free Tibet (SFT), a prominent Tibetan student organization, recently demonstrated outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City when Chinese Vice President Han Zheng was visiting the UNGA gathering.

The student group demanded the immediate closure of state-run colonial boarding schools in Tibet, reported Phayul.

The night before, a vivid illustration was projected on the side of a towering building that showed a child studying CCP propaganda in a state-run colonial boarding school, with slogans such as “One Million Children Stolen from Their Families,” “Han Zheng and China Committing Genocide in Tibet,” “Abolish China’s Boarding School in Tibet,” and “Tibet Will Be Free”, the news portal reported.

Hours before Chinese Vice President Han Zheng was scheduled to attend a United Nations event, dozens of Tibetan youth activists banded together carrying banners, chanted slogans, and shared stories about the harsh realities faced by Tibetan children who are forced into China’s state-run boarding schools in Tibet.

Tenzin Myinle, Director of SFT Grassroots, emphasized the significance of their protest, stating, “During this trip, Han Zheng will spin China’s Colonial Boarding School system as a talking point for the modernization of Chinese-Occupied Tibet, weaponizing the UNGA’s platform to legitimize China’s genocide in Tibet.”

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