On 5 February 1997, a demonstration by thousands of Uyghurs in Ghulja was met with deadly force by the Chinese state. At least 100 protesters were massacred for protesting against repression of their culture and freedom. In the days afterwards, thousands were arrested, hundreds of whom were imprisoned, abused or executed.
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Protest 5 Nov: Climate Justice & Uyghur Freedom!
July 5th this year will be the 12th anniversary of the unrest, and the massacre which followed it, in Urumqi – the largest city of the Uyghur homeland (East Turkestan / Xinjiang).