ENOUGH! “TIBET BURNING: Global Day of Action” Vancouver BC in front of the Chinese Consulate on 11/2/11
October 25th, 2011 by TAW Reporter
|November 2, 2011|
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Join us for the 11/2/11 Global Protest in front of Chinese Consulate in Vancouver BC. Please RSVP if you need a ride to the rally, contact: Seattle TYC (260) 693-7892
On Nov 2, please join the Global Day of Action to draw attention to the desperate plight of the people of Tibet, and particularly in Ngaba. Thousands of people worldwide will join in solidarity appealing to world leaders to take action.The Global Day of Action is taking place on the day before the G20 Summit will begin in France.
“We demand a coordinated international response by world leaders to condemn China’s repressive measures in Ngaba and across Tibet, and to institute multilateral mechanisms to advocate for the Tibetan people. Most immediately, we call on China to withdraw its security forces from Ngaba and across Tibet now, and stop the ongoing harassment and torture of monks.”
SEATTLE TYC: “Once again, please we need to come together for the cause of Tibet. We are hearing about how other cities and states are developing plans around Weds 2nd Nov to coincide with the G20 talks in Cannes, France where President Hu Jintao will be in attendance.In Tibet the only option Tibetans have is to burn themselves and die as a protest. Please consider taking the day off on Nov 2nd to join with Portland and Vancouver TYC in protest at the Chinese Embassy up in Vancouver, BC.Please, please let us know by Thurs Oct 27th if you are planning to attend as we need to rent a bus and make plans for the day. Again, if you cannot attend please send a donation to help pay for STYC expenses. Kesang Dorjee two-zero- six-963-3441 - Tsokyi-la two-zero- six-245-3548 - Chombay Khamsang two-zero- six-588-9064 - Tsultrim two-zero- six-501-0144- Seattle RTYC”
Date: November 2nd, 2011
Time: 10am to 3:00 pm Place: Consulate of the People’s Republic of China, 3380 Granville Street (at 16th), Vancouver
TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION: WHITE HOUSE PETITION: “Calls upon the People’s Republic of China to put an end to its repression in Tibet as demonstrated by the ongoing unrest” click here
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A Global Call for Action on 11.2.11
North America Action Cities: Washington DC, San Francisco, Vancouver BC and Ottawa
… The Regional Tibetan Youth Congress chapters in North American calls on all Tibetans and supporters for a Global Day of Action on November 2, 2011 - Mass Protests will be organized in Washington DC, San Francisco, Vancouver BC and Ottawa.
(Save the Date: MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW)
Similar Nov 2nd Global Actions are being organized in India, Nepal and Europe
How many Tibetans will be forced to commit the ultimate sacrifice of setting their bodies on fire as a last resort of peaceful action against the Chinese government’s repressive policies in Tibet? These self-immolations are a last desperate measure to draw international attention and support on the deteriorating situation inside Tibet. These sacrifices cannot go in vain. They are counting on us.
On November 3-4, Chinese President Hu Jintao will sit with world leaders in Cannes, France at the G20 summit. We need to expose this criminal and create accountability with his Party’s failed policies. We call upon the Chinese Regime to lift the repressive constraints applied to Tibetan monasteries, and for international delegations to be granted a visit to determine the situation.
More details: http://tibetburning.tibeta
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For last few weeks we have been watching − with horror and grief − the desperate actions of young Tibetans inside Tibet to alert the world to the ongoing atrocities being committed by the People’s Republic of China. In all the incidents of self-immolation, in and around Kirti Monastery at Ngaba, Tibet’s freedom and complete independence was demanded, along with calls for a return of the Dalai Lama.
For Buddhists taking life – including your own – is a fundamental and forbidden negative action. So why are young Tibetan monks, nuns and laymen now turning to this unthinkable form of giving up one’s life? The youth of Tibet in the prime of life are resorting to the ultimate act of frustration and despair.
Since March 2011 Ngaba Kirti Monastery in Eastern Tibet, as well as Ngaba County, has been under massive Chinese military siege. Today, while the presence of uniformed PLA militia is not so visible, there are reportedly 200-300 plainclothes Chinese personnel inside the Kirti Monastery and an estimated 50,000 armed force in Ngaba County. The population of Tibetans in Ngaba County is under 50,000. This has created an atmosphere of severe oppression.
The Tibetan Youth Congress recognizes the sacrifices Tibetans in Tibet have made in recent months. We believe that only Tibetan people directly suffering under Chinese occupation are able to respond to the situation and act spontaneously.
In return, we in exile stand with them in solidarity and honor their sacrifices by raising our voices in the freedom struggle for Tibet.
|TAKE ACTION: Stand with Tibetans in NgabaOn October 7th, Choephel age 19, and Khayang, age 18, protested in Ngaba town. Reportedly holding their hands in supplicatory gestures, they shouted protests against Chinese rule and set themselves on fire. Both of them are believed to have died, but reports cannot be confirmed.
In less than six months, seven Tibetans have self-immolated in eastern Tibet. The first was Phuntsok Jarutsang, a monk from Kirti Monastery who self-immolated on March 16, 2011 and died shortly after. The second was in August–Tsewang Norbu, a 29 year old monk in Kardze who also passed away. On September 26th, sources reported that Lobsang Kelsang and Lobsang Kunchok of Kirti Monastery, believed to be around 18 and 19 years old, walked through Ngaba County market shouting slogans including ‘Long Live the Dalai Lama’ and ‘We want religious freedom in Tibet’ before setting themselves on fire. Both Lobsang Kelsang and Kalsang Wangchuk are relatives of 21-year-old Phuntsok Jarutsang, who self-immolated in Ngaba County in March 2011.
On October 3rd, a monk from Kirti Monastery, Kalsang Wangchuk, age 17, protested in Ngaba town. Reportedly holding a photograph of the Dalai Lama, he shouted for religious rights and freedom in Tibet before lighting himself on fire.
The current status and whereabouts of Lobsang Kelsang, Lobsang Kunchok, Kalsang Wangchuk, Choephel, and Khayang are unknown. Chinese state media are reporting that the monks have been hospitalized but this cannot be confirmed.
Tell China to Stop the Campaign of Terror in Ngaba, join a global intervention to save Tibetan lives. The Chinese government’s repressive measures are exacerbating tensions in the region leading Tibetans to take desperate actions.
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