No Beijing 2022 Global Day of Action in pictures

25th June 2021

On 23 June 2021, Free Tibet joined a coalition of campaign groups to take part in a Global Day of Action to protest against Beijing being the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Thousands of people took to the streets across more than 50 cities to call on governments across the world to boycott Beijing 2022.

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Below are some powerful photos from throughout the day from all around the world.


Australia kick-started off the Global Day of Action activities - with protests happening across several Australian cities, including in Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne.  

The Global Day of Action spread to other cities as the rest of the world woke up.


Amsterdam, Netherlands 

ICT Europe, Tibet Support Group and Tibetan Network stood in solidarity with the No Beijing 2022 campaign in front of the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam.


Berlin, Germany

Protesters in Berlin were joined by several German politicians from various political parties, including Margarete Bause, Peter Heidt and Michael Brand.


Boston, USA

The Global Day of Action protest in Boston, USA brought together Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hongkongers, Chinese and Taiwanese allies together protesting against a common goal - to stop the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.


Brussels, Belgium

Uyghurs, Tibetans, and Hong Kongers came together for the Global Day of Action in Brussels, Belgium, with the action being led by Students For a Free Tibet and Belgium Uyghur Association.


Edinburgh, Scotland

Free Tibet’s former Chief Executive Officer, Eleanor Byrne-Rosengren, took part in the No Beijing 2022 campaign in Edinburgh, Scotland. 


Fukuoka, Japan

Supporters protested in front of the Consulate General of China in Fukuoka, Japan as part of the Global Day of Action. 


Istanbul, Turkey

The Uyghur community in Istanbul, Turkey came out in full force and called for the boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. 


Lausanne, Switzerland

The Global Day of Action in Switzerland included a protest performance and ended with two survivors - Golog Jigme and Qelbinur Sidiq - handing a letter of concern to the Olympics representatives at the International Olympic Committee Office.


London, UK

(Credit: @lei_uk via Instagram and @itskityaulee via Twitter)

Free Tibet staff and supporters joined other human rights groups to push the No Beijing 2022 campaign by dropping a 20-metre banner from Westminster Bridge and calling on the MPs in the Palace of Westminster to support a boycott of Beijing 2022. 

Then, in the evening, Free Tibet and friends from Hong Kong, Tibetan and Uyghur communities gathered at Downing Street for a two-hour rally to continue the Global Day of Action activities. At least 100 people assembled at the Prime Minister's residence at Downing Street demanding that the British government carries out a boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Games.


New York , USA

Protesters in Manhattan, USA performed a powerful protest piece to convey their message - Boycott Beijing 2022! 

Elsewhere in New York, a lone protester was quickly joined by a furry friend and a group of protesters outside the city’s Chinese embassy.


Oslo, Norway

Tibetans, Uyghurs and Hongkongers joined together to mark the Global Day of Action in Oslo, Norway calling for a boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics.


Paris, France

Students for a Free Tibet Students' Union led and held a protest in Paris, France, in protest of the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing, China and the Chinese government.


San Francisco, USA

Tibetan supporters led a march across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA as part of the Global Day of Action. 


Toronto, Canada

A family of Tibetan supporters were quickly joined by a group of fellow supporters who protested in Toronto, Canada outside of the Team Canada Olympics office. 


Vancouver, Canada

Global Day of Action protests also took place in Vancouver - another city in Canada!


Warsaw, Poland


A Polish duo powerfully protested in Warsaw, Poland for the Global Day of Action. 


Washington DC, USA

Students For a Free Tibet led the Global Day of Action protest in Washington DC, USA, which featured protestors reenacting political prisoners being tied up whilst being within hoops representing the iconic Olympic rings.