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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Friday, June 04, 2004

Chinese army trip fuels protest

Chinese Military Performers. Pic BBC "An invitation for the Chinese army to perform at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo has sparked protests from Chinese groups in the UK."

Protests have erupted over the invitation for the People's Liberation Army performing at Edinburgh's famed military tattoo.

Britain's Falun Gong association has lead the complaints to the organisers accusing the PLA of being a tool for human rights violations. Understandably with the anniversary of Tiananmen Square upon us protesters have pointed to the PLA's role in this massacre as an example.

Tattoo organisers have responded rather lamely that the Edinborgh based military extravaganza
" makes no moral political statement"
BBC NEWS | UK | Chinese army trip fuels protest. June 3 2004. (June 4 2004).