Solidarity March for Tibet: Washington DC Sept 2 2012


Please show your support for Tibet!

( source: http://savetibet.org/action-center/events )

Torch Relay across North America to Highlight Crisis in Tibet Flame of Truth Relay
September 2 to December 10, 2012

WHO: Tibetan-Americans and Tibet supporters

WHAT: Solidarity March for Tibet

WHEN: September 2, 2012 (1pm – 4pm)

WHY: The worldwide Flame of Truth Relay was launched by the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, based in Dharamsala, India, on July 6, 2012, the birthday of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, and carries the message of the people in Tibet to the world – including the tragedy of 49 Tibetan self-immolations since February 2009 – to urge an appropriate response from the United Nations to the current crisis situation.

DETAILS:
12:00 Noon: Assemble at Dupont Circle

1:00 pm: Procession to start towards Freedom Plaza, via Connecticut Ave, turning south on 17th, through closed off portion of Pennsylvania, to Freedom Plaza.

1:40 pm: Arrive Freedom Plaza – Speakers include,

  • T Kumar, Amnesty International
  • Harry Wu, Laogai Foundation
  • Rebiya Kadeer, Uyghur World Congress
  • Lobsang Nyandak, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Tashi Namgyal, Member of Tibetan Parliament

2:30 pm: Procession to continue east towards 13th st, turning to Pennsylvania till it meets Constitution, turning right on Constitution to Washington Monument Grounds.

3:00 pm: Arrive Washington Monument Grounds – Program begins after National Anthems. Disperse at 4pm.
Contact: Mr. Karma Zurkhang, President, Capital Area Tibetan Association :: (703) 554-4956

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