Protesters call on Obama to publicly raise Tibet with Xi
San Francisco Team Tibet* plans protest at SF Chinese Consulate
(San Francisco) Chinese President Xi Jinping is making his first ever state visit to the White House to meet President Obama. This comes at a time when at least 143 Tibetans inside Tibet have self immolated as a means of protest against Xi’s government, calling for freedom and the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. And just recently, on July 12 one of the most high profile Tibetan political prisoners, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, mysteriously died in Chinese prison after 13 years of torture for a crime he did not commit.
Tibetans and supporters from all over the United States will rally to call on President Obama to turn up the volume and publicly speak out on Tibet when he meets Xi Jinping - to let Obama know that the United States’ decades of ‘quiet diplomacy’ approach in promoting rights and freedom in Tibet and China have failed. Protests are scheduled in Washington DC and San Francisco.
Who: Tibetans and supporters from all over US, including DC, Boston, NYC, San Francisco and Minnesota will protest in front of the White House calling on President Obama to publicly raise Tibet during his meeting with Xi Jinping
Where: Dupont Circle & President’s Park
When: Friday, September 25
Time: 10 AM -11 AM: March from Dupont Circle to President’s Park; 11 AM – 8 PM: Protest at President’s park, including guest speakers from 2 PM-4 PM as part of the “Xi: Free Tibet Now!”