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Uyghurs protest anniversary of China in US capital

A group of Uyghurs gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in the US capital on Friday to demand China end its treatment against the Muslim minority.

More than 100 activists dressed in black shirts, lined up in the memorial area while speakers addressed the crowd.

Among them were Republican congresswoman Vicky Hartzler from Missouri, Democratic congressman Tom Suozzi from New York, Rabbi Jack Moline and Nury Turkel, vice-chairman of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

Hartzler said US companies doing business in China have an ethical and moral obligation to move their supply chains out of the Uyghur region.

Suozzi said he is with Uyghurs "100 percent" against China's "genocide."

Activists also demanded an end to the encampment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang province.


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