Students in the Uyghur Solidarity Society at SOAS university in London are running a week of action (11-15 October), calling on students and workers to join in on their respective campuses.
Awareness has been growing among young people especially through online activism. This week aims to turn that awareness into concrete action, to reach out to others in the university community, and carry out public protests to draw attention to and put pressure on those complicit in the genocide.
On Monday 11 October, we held a stall outside campus with leaflets explaining our society’s analysis of the situation and our goals in organising against it. Leaflets were also handed out at neighbouring University College London (UCL), to a generally good reception.
Many were interested in our demo against Uyghur forced labour (1pm Wednesday 13th, outside Apple on Regent Street, because Apple uses products of that forced labour). Friday 15th will round off the week with a webinar.