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Taiwanese launch cycling rally ahead of 62nd Tibetan Uprising Day

(TibetanReview.net, Feb11’21) – Taiwanese supporters of Tibet have launched their Cycling for a Free Tibet event on Feb 10. The annual event takes place ahead of the Mar 10 anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day and is carried out under the aegis of Human Rights Network for Tibet and Taiwan (HRNTT), a coalition of NGOs based in Taiwan.

During a press conference held outside the Legislative Yuan, HRNTT President Tashi Tsering, independent legislator Freddy Lim, and Democratic Progressive Party legislator Hung Sun-han expressed hope that both the coronavirus and the ill-treatment of Tibetans can end soon, reported taiwannews.com.tw Feb 11. 

They were also reported to have expressed hope for a visit to Taiwan by the Dalai Lama after the pandemic.

A dozen Taiwanese bicyclists took to the streets of Taipei early Feb 10 morning, traveling from 228 Peace Memorial Park to Taipei 101. Each carried a Tibetan flag and shouted “Free Tibet,” the report said, citing CNA.

The report said the cyclists will go on weekly rides every Wednesday (Feb 17, Feb 24, and Mar 3) leading up to the 62nd Tibetan Uprising Day on Mar 10.

Also, the annual March for a Free Tibet will start near Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT Station at 2 pm on Mar 7, with a demonstration scheduled for 7 pm on Mar 10 at Liberty Square, the report said.

Taiwanese bicyclists gather to raise awareness of human rights violations in Tibet. (Photo courtesy: HRNTT)


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