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Our 20 civil society organizations have called for protests on May 11, 2014, and those were very successfully. In light of the Statement No. 2, we reiterate the call for another round of anti-China protests against the Chinese incursion on Sunday, May 18, 2014.
- Hanoi: The Embassy of China, No. 46 Hoang Dieu, Ba Dinh District
- Saigon: 4 Pham Ngoc Thach Street, District 1
- Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa): Aril 2nd Square
- Long An: Ward 3 Park, Tan An town
In other places where the condition is permissible, please conduct peaceful protests at the appropriate time and location.
Time: 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 18, 2014
During the past week, besides the demonstrations which responded to our call, there were many other protests erupted across the country. Among them, the ones happened in Binh Duong and Ha Tinh lead to riots, resulting in the destruction of company property, plant arson, looting, and even death. Those violent actions created a bad image for the patriotic demonstrations and the people of Vietnam; therefore, they must be stopped.
In order to avoid and prevent the acts of incitement that may lead to violence as it has happened, we recommend that all participants to keep up with the spirit of the Statement No. 2: Peaceful and Non-violent. When participating in demonstrations, please be alert and remind one another to maintain order, and absolutely not to allow those who have bad intentions to turn a protest into a riot.
Below are the main messages of the protests and the slogans should show the following contents:
- To oppose the aggressive actions of the Chinese authorities in the East Sea;
- To demand the Chinese authorities to withdraw the rig and the warships from the waters of Vietnam;
- To demand the Chinese authorities to respect international laws;
- To demand the Vietnamese authorities to change its foreign policy with China;
- To oppose the arrest and detention of patriotic bloggers by Vietnamese authorities;
- To call for an end to the acts of taking advantage of patriotism to cause riots, arson, or any forms of discrimination against foreigners or Chinese people in particular.
For a Vietnam with territorial integrity and a Vietnam that loves peace and abides by the law, let us join peaceful demonstrations on Sunday, May 18, 2014, and prove to the world that Vietnam is a nation that decisively defends its sovereignty but loves peace and respects human rights.
Our sincere thanks to all compatriots.
May 16, 2014.
1. Basam News (Ba Sàm)
2. Vietnam Path Movement (Con Đường Việt Nam)
3. Danlambao (Dân Làm Báo)
4. Dan Luan (Dân Luận)
5. Vietnam Civil Society Forum (Diễn đàn Xã hội Dân sự)
6. Vietnamese Political and Religious Prisoners Fellowship Association (Hội Ái hữu Tù nhân Chính trị và Tôn giáo)
7. Democracy Brotherhood (Hội Anh Em Dân Chủ)
8. Religious Rights Defender Association (Hội Bảo vệ Quyền Tự do Tôn giáo)
9. The Needy Peer Assistance Group (Bau-Bi-Tuong-Than Group) (Hội Bầu Bí Tương Thân)
10. Interfaith Committee for Refugee and Human Rights Concerns (Hội Đồng Liên Tôn)
11. Bloc 8406 (Khối 8406)
12. Network of Vietnamese Bloggers (Mạng Lưới Blogger Việt Nam)
13. The Patriotic Diary (Nhật Ký Yêu Nước)
14. The Nguyen Kim Dien Priests Group (Nhóm Linh Mục Nguyễn Kim Điền)
15. No-U Hanoi
16. No-U Saigon
17. United Land Grab Victims Movement (Phong trào Liên Đới Dân Oan)
18. The Monks Association of Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (Tăng Đoàn Giáo Hội Phật Giáo Việt Nam Thống Nhất).
19. Vietnamese Redemptorists’ News (Truyền thông Chúa Cứu Thế)
Source : Dan Lam Bao
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