Indian-Americans protest in front of Chinese embassy in Washington
Carrying anti-China banners and shouting slogans like “China Communist: Down, Down,” protestors on Sunday held a rally before Chinese embassy in Washington DC
A group of Indian-Americans has held a peaceful protest in front of the Chinese embassy in Washington DC, for what they called China’s aggression against India on the Line of Actual Control.
Carrying anti-China banners and shouting slogans like “China Communist: Down, Down,” protestors on Sunday said: “the Chinese virus has killed lakhs of people across the world and has brought the global economy to a standstill”.
One protestor Mahindra Sapa said for the past several decades, China has been bullying India and other smaller nations.
“In the South China Sea, China has been illegally capturing land and islands of smaller nations. It has killed 20 Indian soldiers. We are here to raise awareness and urge the world to do horizontal escalation and economically decouple from China,” Sapa was quoted by Hindustan Times as saying.
According to the daily, protestors represented a cross-section of the Indian-American cultural and social organisations from Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC.
Prominent among them being Kerala association of Greater Washington, Durga Temple friends, Tamil cultural groups and Indian cultural Associations of Howard County, National Council of Asian Indian Associations and Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America.
York-based Oppose Chinese Imperialism (OCI) Group 23 also sent its representatives to participate in the protest.
“We are here to protest against the Chinese aggression on the Indian land and territories of the neighbouring countries,” said Sanjay Patel.
In recent weeks, Indian-Americans in major US cities have held peaceful protests against China.
The first of those was held in Chicago by eminent Indian-American Dr Bharat Barai at New York’s Times Square where members of the Tibetan community also demonstrated against China.