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Monday, March 11, 2013

March 10 Tibetan Uprising Day Memorial rally: photos

Sadly, I wasn't able to update this blog with pics yesterday as I'd hoped. That said, here is the turn-out for yesterday's March 10 Tibetan Uprising Day Memorial rally. I don't think captions are necessary. The pictures should speak for themselves. You'll see photos of some of the 107 who have set themselves on fire in protest in their own land, while it is only outside of their occupied country that they can express themselves freely and speak publicly for those who cannot.

On a personal note, it was great to reconnect with old friends, though meeting at these assemblies is bittersweet owing to the genesis of the gatherings.

One last note of explanation. The young man in the last photo is Dhondup Phunkang, an indefatigable activist, organizer and eloquent spokesman for the Tibetan cause. The man is an inspiration and an example of what activists for any cause can and should be.


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