TOKYO (AP) — A coalition of 180 rights groups is calling for a boycott of next year’s Beijing Winter Olympics tied to reported human rights abuses in China. The games are to open on February 4, 2022. The coalition is made up of groups representing Tibetans, Uighurs, Inner Mongolians and others. The group has issued an open letter to governments calling for a boycott of the Olympics “to ensure they are not used to embolden the Chinese government’s appalling rights abuses and crackdowns on dissent.” Rights groups have previously asked the International Olympic Committee to move the games from China.
De Blasio says he’s going to spend his time ensuring New York City remains the “vanguard of progressivism.” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is dropping out of the 2020 race for the White House saying, “It’s clearly not my time.”The Democrat made the announcement this morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”