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Tibet uprising anniversary marked in major US cities

Ms. Nancy Pelosi at the gathering to mark the 56th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day at San Francisco. (Photo courtesy: GABRIELLE LURIE/THE S.F. EXAMINER)
Ms. Nancy Pelosi at the gathering to mark the 56th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day at San Francisco. (Photo courtesy: GABRIELLE LURIE/THE S.F. EXAMINER)

(TibetanReview.net, Mar14, 2015) – The 56th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day of Mar 10 was marked in many major cities of the USA, including with a ‘March for Tibet to the White House’ in Washington, DC, and a rally in front of the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

According to available online media reports, in San Francisco, hundreds of people, including Rep. and Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, gathered outside the City Hall to remember those who had lost their lives in Tibet and to demand that the Chinese government uphold human rights in Tibet, reported sfexaminer.com. It said there was playing of music, theatrical performances and speeches by, most notably, Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi. San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and Supervisor John Avalos also offered their support while paying tribute to the ongoing resistance in Chinese ruled Tibet.

In Ithaca, members of the Tibetan community and students of the Namgyal Monastery, numbering about 40, marched from the monastery on North Aurora Street to DeWitt Park where they formed a semi-circle between the war memorials, reported ithacajournal.com. The group then marched to the corner of Clinton and Meadow Streets where some drivers honked horns in a show of support for the group, the report added.

In Burlington, about 30 Vermont-based Tibetans gathered in front of City Hall where they were addressed by Mayor Miro Weinberger, reported burlingtonfreepress.com. There are currently about 160 Tibetan-Americans in Vermont, the mayor was cited as saying.

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