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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.
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