MORE than 100 local Chinese-Canadian groups and the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver will unite and stage a “Never Again” noon-hour mass demonstration at the Vancouver Art Gallery, on Thursday, September 18.
Hundreds of Chinese-Canadian citizens will rally to oppose recent actions taken by the Japanese government to enable that country to expand its military, and authorize the movement of Japanese troops beyond its own borders for the first time in 67 years.
Between 1937 and 1945, 35 million Chinese citizens and soldiers were killed by Japan’s army, and Chinese-Canadians have grave concerns that history could repeat itself.
Scheduled speakers include:
- Chinese-Canadian community leaders
- Witnesses with personal memories of Japan’s wartime atrocities against China
- MLAs Richard T. Lee (Burnaby North) and Jenny Kwan (Vancouver-Mount Pleasant).
What: “Never Again” Rally by Chinese-Canadian Community
Date: Thursday, September 18
Place: Vancouver Art Gallery, Georgia Street Plaza, Vancouver