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Third Chinese Embassy Being Marked with Protesting-Graffiti

Chinese Embassy in Sydney, Australia becomes the third embassy marked with force eviction protesting graffiti.The word “强拆” was covered up at the time this photo was taken. However, after gamma-rate corrections, the graffiti painted under can still be seen. July 16, 2013

Today, the Chinese Embassy in Sydney, Australia, becomes the third Embassy of China to be marked with force eviction graffiti. First one was in the Chinese Embassy at Washington, D.C. United States on July 10th, 2013. Second one was just two days ago in the Chinese Embassy at Ottawa, Canada.

This time, the word marked is “强拆.” It means “forced demolition,” which is a common term used for forced eviction. The practice of marking “demolition” on those buildings to be demolished are very common in China. Many of these demolished building residence became the victim of force eviction. The character “拆” marked in these embassies clearly expresses the desire for the dismantling of the Chinese Embassy and the deep resentment towards the Chinese Communist regime’s lies and its heavy-handed policy of demolishing people’s homes. This policy of removing people from their land by force for China’s corrupt economic development serves as proof that China’s advancement is by no means peaceful and stable.
Australia Embassy
Original photo without gamma correction. Chinese Embassy has covered the protesting graffiti. July 16, 2013

Citizen Power for China, also known as Initiatives for China, has recently launched a campaign, code named the Sparrow Initiative (2nd stage), to defend land rights of the Chinese people and obtain justice for the victims of  China’s violent dismantling and forced eviction activities. We believe everyone deserves to have a home, even a sparrow–. Any brutal action in taking that basic right away from the Chinese people is absolutely unacceptable.

Chinese Embassy in Ottawa, Canada marked with Graffiti, July 14, 2013

Citizen Power for China vows to continue its efforts in promoting and supporting Chinese defenders of land rights and expanding the “Sparrow Initiative” throughout China. We are dedicated to ending the practice of forced eviction and to obtaining fair compensation for the victims of this illegal practice.

The victims of forced eviction who joined Sparrow Initiative movement will continue their demonstration in front of the Chinese Embassy in the U.S. for a indefinite time. Interviews, supports and visits are welcomed.

Chinese Embassy marked graffiti in Washington D.C. July 10th, 2013
 
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