It would be unconscionable for NBC to broadcast the Beijing Games while China is committing genocide against the Uyghrus, oppressing Hong Kong, bulldozing churches, persecuting all religious minorities and trampling free speech and human rights against their own citizens.
“NBC Say No To The ‘Genocide Games'” is part of a march larger global campaign of human rights organizations, politicians, activists and international leaders calling for the boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
Lead Organizer Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition in Washington, D.C., has been an outspoken critic of the human rights abuses in China for over 40 years. In 2008, he was involved in an effort to boycott the Beijing Summer Olympics and was arrested in Tiananmen Square (pictured above) during the Olympics speaking out for human rights. He was threatened with six months in prison and is currently banned from China.
Rev. Mahoney says, “It would be unconscionable for NBC to broadcast the Beijing 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.”
The ‘real China’ is one that the government would never allow NBC to broadcast. “That is, a country where Uyghurs are living in concentration and forced labor camps, Hong Kong democracy leaders are sitting in prison with no bail, Christian Churches are bulldozed, political and religious dissidents are daily being brutalized and persecuted and so many more atrocities.”
The protest will be on Friday, March 12, at 1:00 PM at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.
-CNJ Staff reports