“The People’s Movement: A March Forward”

Tibet Toronto Branch“The People’s Movement: A March Forward”

TORONTO, Ontario (RUSHPRNEWS) August 7, 2007- The People’s Movement is an effort to bring about a renewed vigour and vitality in the Tibetan movement. History proves that a massive people’s participation in large numbers has made significant differences in the struggle for freedom and justice. The Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) has formed this movement as a new strategy to push the Tibetan cause towards a higher level.

Since 1959, there have been many protests and demonstrations carried out in exile against the
Chinese government, but none have matched the scale of the 1959 uprising which was the first people’s
demonstration against the Chinese presence in Tibet. The movement was not organized by the Tibetan
government. It was a movement that arose from the public to protect their leader and their country.

August 8, 2007 also marks a year countdown of the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Therefore, Tibetans and human
rights advocates around the world are using this year to focus attention on China’s occupation of Tibet and
press for meaningful political change by August 2008.

Tibetans all around the world will be organizing similar protest in solidarity for the 14 Indefinite Hunger Strikers and for the future of “TIBET”.

When: Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Where: Queen’s Park (near queen’s park subway,
intersection college /university)

Time: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Final stop: Chinese consulate (240 St. George street,
near St.George subway)

RTYC Toronto encourages everyone to wear t-shirts about “Tibet” and bring as many
Tibetan flags as possible. There will be a face painting at the scene or you may come up with your own.

Contacts: Tenzin Dolma- 416-533-3065, Tsering Dechen-
416-588-5066

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