Activists to ‘Chalk Outline of Bodies’ Around U.S. Olympic Committee Headquarters Over Human Rights Abuses in China

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Activists will hold two days of peaceful protests at the U.S. Olympic Committee Headquarters in Colorado Springs calling for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

The activists started with a news conference and demonstration on Nov. 15 in front the U.S. Olympic Committee Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  

The group will be unveiling a national campaign calling for the U.S. Olympic Committee to boycott the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games because of the Uyghur genocide in China, the government’s daily crushing human rights, denying religious freedom, and trampling democracy in Hong Kong.
 
This national effort will include peaceful public demonstrations and civil disobedience, networking with like-minded human rights organizations around the world, a public education and social media campaign, petition drives, involving members of Congress, and reaching out to Olympic athletes encouraging their participation.
 
The name of the national campaign is “Say No to the Beijing Genocide Games,” and is organized by the Stanton Public Policy Center/Purple Sash Revolution.
 
Stanton Public Policy Center/Purple Sash Revolution is a women’s advocacy and educational group that works on issues of human rights and justice which empower and inspire women. It is affiliated with Stanton Healthcare which has life-affirming women’s health clinics in America and internationally.
Brandi Swindell, CEO and Founder of Stanton International said, “The world must stand against the human rights abuses of the Chinese government toward their own people. This is especially true concerning the brutalization of Uyghur women. They are facing forced pregnancy checks, medication that prevents menstruation, forced abortions, surgical sterilizations, rape and genocide. It is imperative that America and the free nations of the world publicly confront these attacks.”

America cannot be silent or indifferent as the Chinese government crushes human rights and freedom in China. It would be unconscionable for the U.S. Olympic Committee to take part in the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games while “China is committing genocide against the Uyghurs, oppressing Hong Kong, bulldozing churches, persecuting religious minorities and crushing free speech and human rights against their own citizens,” added Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Chief Strategy Officer for Stanton Public Policy Center.

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