Baloch activists launch protest outside Chinese embassy in London

Activists of Free Baloch Movement of Baloch nationalist Harbiyar Marri sought legal permission to protest for six days and nights till October 1, the Chinese National Day

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Demonstration in Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. Image source: Flickr
  • Baloch activists on Monday began a week-long sit-in protest outside the Chinese embassy in London
  • They also protested against the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and said that China is looting the Baloch resources
  • Activists of Free Baloch Movement of Baloch nationalist Harbiyar Marri sought legal permission to protest for six days and nights till October 1, the Chinese National Day

26 Sept, 2016: Baloch activists on Monday began a week-long sit-in protest outside the Chinese embassy in London, accusing China of “helping” Pakistan in committing “atrocities and human rights violations” in Balochistan province.

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Activists of Free Baloch Movement of Baloch nationalist Harbiyar Marri sought legal permission to protest for six days and nights till October 1, the Chinese National Day.

People come forward against atrocities by Pakistan in Balochistan. Image source: Wikimedia Commons
People come forward against atrocities by Pakistan in Balochistan. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

“We will sit here for a week 24 hours everyday. China is helping Pakistan with the human rights violations in Balochistan. Despite several Baloch warnings, China continues exploiting Baloch resources and is an official partner of Pakistan in Baloch atrocities,” Faiz Muhammad Baloch, a protester and activist from Free Balochistan Movement, told IANS.

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The protesters started gathering outside the Chinese embassy on Sunday night.

They also protested against the $46 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor and said that China is looting the Baloch resources while people of Balochistan are condemned to live amid negligence and poverty. (IANS)

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  • Ashwati Menon

    If a country doesn’t protect and value its resources then surely other countries will try to exploit and take advantage of the situation