Chinese Students Contact Embassy Over Talk

February 14, 2019

Angered by a talk by a Uighur activist, a group of Chinese students at McMaster University, in Ontario, contacted Chinese government officials, The Washington Post reported. Students wrote on a WeChat group that they contacted the Chinese Embassy and were told to check whether university officials attended the talk and whether it was organized by Chinese nationals. They also wrote that they sent photos to Chinese officials.

A student in the audience filmed the talk by Rukiye Turdush, who was speaking about the mass detention of Muslims in northwest China, and also shouted at her.

McMaster’s director of communications, Gord Arbeau, told the Post the university was still gathering information about what happened. “We are concerned if anyone felt they would be under surveillance while attending an event on campus,” Arbeau said.

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