Belfast Tiananmen Square Demo

Around 20 Amnesty activists and supporters met in Belfast's Cornmarket today to hand out red roses and action cards and commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Since the Chinesegovernment cracked  down on the pro-democracy protestors kiling hundreds and imprisoning thousands more the mothers of tthe students killed have notbeen allowed to grieve for their children or leave flowers in the square. Today we stood in solidarity with the Tiananmen mothers and also called on China to improve its human rights record.

 The horrific earthquake in Schichan a month a go mean that we keept outr action low key at the end observed a minutes silence for the victims of the earth quake. We got over a hundred postcards signed and were met with a very positive response by the Belfast public. Many of the young ople we spoke to were interested in signing up for the  new Amnesty youth groups which meets fortnightly on Saturdays.

 Look out for pictures and vox pops in the papers tomorrow!

 Thankyou to all those who supported this action.

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