|May 3, 2006
Joined with the May Day Parade, Southern Mongolian exiles and members of the Inner Mongolian People’s Party held a demonstration in Stockholm, Sweden,
on May 1, 2006, to mark China’s 59 years occupation of Southern
Mongolia. The demonstration started at 2:00 pm local time, and the
protestors waved the Inner Mongolian People’s Party’s flag
and banners of “Free Inner Mongolia”, “Release Hada”, “Return us
our land”, and “Return us our freedom”, to strongly criticize the
Chinese Government’s 59 years colonial regime in Southern Mongolia.
Sympathizers and supporters of Southern Mongolian freedom
activities also joined the demonstration to condemn the Chinese government’s heavy handed policy toward
ethnic minorities in China.
The Inner Mongolian People’s Party (IMPP),
named after the “New Inner Mongolian People’s Party” of the
Cultural Revolution, was originally established in the United
States in 1997 by exiled dissidents from Inner Mongolia. The
IMPP’s mission is to “uphold the principles of democracy and
peace in fighting to end the Chinese Communist Party’s colonial
rule in Inner Mongolia and ultimately to achieve the
independence of Inner Mongolia.” In order to gain broader
supports from the international community and encourage overseas
Southern Mongolian communities' active involvement, the IMPP has
recently moved its headquarters from the United States to Japan.