Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Wed 23, Oct 2019 04:04 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Words Hinayana, Mahayana create a wrong impression: Dalai Lama
Tibetans, Hong Kong activists protest at the Nets vs. Raptors NBA preseason game
US House passes three bills in support of pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong
Coalition of activists urge Apple to stop colluding with China’s censorship
The arrest was extremely undemocratic: Tenzin Tsundue
Denouncing the Dalai Lama a criterion for government jobs in occupied Tibet
Lebron James on the firing line as Twitterati accuse him of undermining human rights for China's money
All Tibetan activists except Tsundue released from jail in Chennai
Tibetan court rules in favor of Penpa Tsering in case no. 20
Dalai Lama urges India’s stewardship in promoting secular ethics in modern education
 Latest Photo News
Shrutika Sharma from Nainital, Uttrakhand, wins the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2019, seen with her are first runners up Shalika Rana and second runners up Sapna Devi. Oct. 13, 2019 Phayu Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Nearly 3000 Students from eight countries listened to teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Three day annual teachings for youth began today. June 3, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being escorted to the teaching site at Tsuglakhang temple, May 13, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
SF Team Tibet protests on Golden Gate Bridge
TANC[Saturday, August 09, 2008 13:41]
By Tsering Gyurmey
TANC/SF Team Tibet

Hours after the Beijing Olympic started in China, Tibetan groups in San Francisco under the banner of San Francisco Team Tibet protested peacefully by marching on the Golden Gate Bridge at noon today. The Bridge was the site of the banner hang that read, "One World One Dream Free Tibet, on April 7, two days before the arrival of the Beijing Olympic Torch in San Francisco. About 400 Tibetans showed up for today's rally and March on this historic bridge to mark the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic. TV news choppers hovered over the bridge while media vans followed every inch of the march.

Before the march began, the protesters prayed for all the Tibetans who were killed by the Chinese communist regime and chanted slogans protesting Beijing's hosting of the Olympic Games.

Kasur Tenzin Namgyal Tethong, chairman of the committee of 100 for Tibet reiterated the importance of Tibetans to use the Olympic games to highlight the Tibetan cause. As the Olympic sun shines in Beijing, dark clouds of despair and anguish falls on Tibet, said Mr. Tethong.

There was a heavy presence of law enforcements and regulations restricting big banners, placards and big national flags in anticipation of surprise actions by the pro-Tibetan groups.

Protesters marched to the end of the Golden Gate Bridge at the vista point in Marin county and back towards San Francisco which took two hours and covered approximately 3.5 miles. On their way, passing vehicles honked to show support and tourist who were there to see the bridge joined in to show their support for the Tibetan freedom movement.

As they arrived back to the starting point, one of the organizers Mr. Tenzin Dasang, President of RTYC San Francisco, promised a loud and visible demonstration for the entire duration of the Olympic Games. He also called on Tibetans and supporter to continue in this same spirit, and work twice as hard to expose Beijing's true motives, and unmask the true face of the Chinese government.

Mr. Giovanni Vassallo of the Bay Area Friends of Tibet read out the message of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the Beijing Olympics to the audience and later said that it is a sad day for every freedom loving people around the world that China with its such a dismal human rights record is hosting this prestigious game.

Golden Gate bridge, one of the most prominent landmark in the US was especially chosen for this peace march to attract the attention of the world to the sufferings of the Tibetan people in Tibet under the brutal Chinese communist regime.

After this successful leg of the peace march, all the protesters drove to the Chinese consulate a few miles away and concluded the day’s protest with loud and angry slogans.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
300 Tibetan protesters arrested in Nepal
Man sets himself alight in anti-China protest
Tibetan Government treats Nepal Maoists' "brainwashing" allegation “baseless”
Arrested marchers released; Tenzin Tsundue reported to be in weak physical condition
Tibetan filmmaker's documentary lands him in Chinese prison
Tibet protest in Tiananmen Square as Olympics begin, Five detained following dramatic "Die-In"
Hong Kong police eject Tibet activist from Olympic venue
Tibetans Arrested for Civil Disobedience at NYC Chinese Consulate
Hundreds gather in Toronto to protest China's treatment of Tibetans
Pro-Tibet protest held at Chinese Consulate in Chicago
Tibetans protest 'nightmare' Olympics in Brussels
SF Team Tibet protests on Golden Gate Bridge
Tibetans in Nepal greet Olympics with Mass Protests – a personal account
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement