Hashtags boycotting Beijing Olympics making rounds on social media

by Anne Kader

Peggy and Marco Lachmann-Anke / Pixabay

 

 

Hashtags #IwillNotWatch#GenocideGames#GenocideOlympics #LeastWatchedOlympics are making rounds on social media.

 

Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hongkongers, and Chinese dissidents in exile have taken to social media to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympic Games. To many, online advocacy is the only means to raise awareness about the atrocities committed by the Chinese government towards their people.

 

 

Human rights advocacy groups, politicians, and regular citizens of the free world have joined the last-minute boycotts. The games may not be halted but will likely have fewer viewers. 

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