Australia: China's Uighur ethnic minority protest ahead of exiled leader's visit
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Australia: China's Uighur ethnic minority protest ahead of exiled leader's visit

Women from Australia's tiny Uighur community stepped out on Thursday to protest alleged discrimination by the Chinese Government against the ethnic minority. Uighurs, who are a Muslim Turkic minority living in Xinjiang in China's north-west, have called on Canberra to act on reports the Chinese Government has placed members of the minority in "re-education camps", ahead of their exiled leader's scheduled visit to the Australia later this month. The female-led demonstrations took place outside Sydney Town Hall and Adelaide's Victoria Square, joining protests scheduled to be held around the world on March 15.


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