#UnmaskingChina: Indian Americans protest in Chicago over Chinese aggression in eastern Ladakh
Amid growing anti-China protests after the violent Galwan faceoff, several Indian Americans took up a demonstration in front of the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago
Chicago: Amid growing anti-China protests after the violent Galwan faceoff in which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred, a group of Indian Americans organised a peaceful demonstration in front of the Chinese Consulate in Chicago, protesting Beijing's incursions in eastern Ladakh.
The protest was limited to a small group of people due to the restrictions on gathering and other measures implemented by the city of Chicago in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
Following the rules that allow the assembly of 15 people to demonstrate in their individual capacity, Indian Americans carried various placards denouncing China for its aggression along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and other neighbouring countries.
“Our protest was against the Chinese incursions on Indian territory in Leh. We want to tell China that Indian Americans will not keep quiet. Today the entire world is with India,” Dr Bharat Barai, an eminent Indian American from Chicago, said on Thursday.
“There is a massive resentment against Chinese aggression among Indian-Americans,” he said.
Even as the protest was peaceful, staff of Chinese consulate placed private security ahead of the event.
The Indian and Chinese militaries are engaged in a border standoff in Pangong Tso, Galwan Valley, Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldie in eastern Ladakh.
A sizable number of Chinese Army personnel even transgressed into the Indian side of the de-facto border in several areas including Pangong Tso.
The two sides are engaged in diplomatic and military talks amidst escalating tension following the violent clashes in Galwan Valley on June 15. 20 Indian Army personnel were killed in the clash.