Protest the "Celebration of the People's Republic of China"

Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

What: Protest the "Celebration of the People's Republic of China,"

Who: All Tibetans and supporters

Where: Cow Palace (arena), Geneva Ave & Santos St, San Francisco, CA 94134 (close to Daly City)
Transportation from the East Bay will be provided to all those who RSVP as soon as possible to 510-666-1355. The rented van/bus will leave from El Cerrito Plaza at 11:30am on Sunday and will bring people back in the afternoon.

When: This Sunday, Sept 20, from 1pm-4pm

Why: October 1st will mark the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, and, needless to say, the Chinese government has planned many high-profile events in cities all over China and around the world to "celebrate" their 60 years of rule and spread more propaganda and lies about the "peaceful progress" they have made. In the U.S., huge celebrations are taking place both in Washington DC and San Francisco on Sunday, Sept 20. This is strategic timing for the Chinese, since Hu Jintao will be arriving in New York on Sept 21 and will address the United Nations general assembly (the first time ever a Chinese president has done so).

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to the largest overseas Chinese population in the world and this will likely be the largest PRC anniversary celebration to take place outside of China. In light of this, it is crucial that Tibetans and supporters take this opportunity to stand up and tell the truth of the Chinese Communist Party's 60 years of occupation and persecution. We must send a message to Hu Jintao and China that our protests will continue to disrupt their propaganda efforts, and show the rest of the world that opposition to China's rule in Tibet is stronger than ever.