the National Day of East Turkestan celebrated by Uyghurs in Amsterdam

November 12th marks the Republic Day of East Turkestan, which is also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, the Uyghur community living in The Netherlands, organized an event to commemorate the ‘National Day of East Turkestan’ and to keep fighting against the Chinese government in order to take back their independence.

A festivity of commemorating the establishment of independent East Turkestan Republic in 12 november 1933 and 1944 was organized by activist Abdurehim Gheni at Amsterdam Dam Square on 12th November 2023.

The festivity started with a speech in Uyghur and Dutch language given by Abdurehim Gheni, organizer of this event and an activist who has been protesting against China’s genocide over Uyghurs persistently at Dam Square on every weekend since 23rd, June 2018. The speech then was given in four other languages by translators and explains the history of the establishment of East Turkestan Republic, current genocide over Uyghurs carrying out in East Turkestan. At the end of the speech, Mr. Abdurehim Gheni emphasized the ethical and moral obligation of international communities and individuals and urged drastic actions to meet its obligations to save Uyghurs from a holocaust.

Tibetans, Cantonese and Hongkongers، Jinland also participated in the event and spoke out against the Chinese government.

Support Uyghurs, 2023.11.12