Around 300 people gathered in front of the Chinese embassy in Berlin to demonstrate against the persecution and detention of members of the Uighur people in China. However, the Uighur region was also referred to as East Turkmenistan.

The Islamic Community Millî Görüş had called for the rally. At the rally, right-wing radical Turkish symbols were shown in addition to the symbols of Millî Görüş. In addition, the Schahāda flag was also on display.

Background is the suppression of the Muslim minority of the Uighurs by the state leadership in China. Under the guise of the fight against terrorism, hundreds of thousands, some estimates go up to one million victims, are interned in camps and subjected to political re-education measures.