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London protest calls for 'Global Action for Tibet'

November 1, 2011

 http://www.tibetsociety.com/content/view/218 
 
Nearly 150 Tibetans and Tibet supporters protested on Saturday 22 October in London, calling for the international community to 'Stand Up for Tibet' in light of the recent immolations in Tibet. Fabian Hamilton MP addressed the protest outside the Chinese Embassy and a letter from UK-based Tibet groups was delivered to 10 Downing Street.
The first of two protests was held outside the Chinese Embassy. Under clear blue skies, Tibetans and supporters gathered, displaying banners, holding placards and waving Tibet flags. The placards portrayed all nine Tibetans who had self-immolated since March with the message "Enough!" and slogans including "China: End the occupation in Tibet", "China: Stop the repression in Tibet", "Religious Freedom for Tibet" and "Global Action for Tibet".
 
Fabian Hamilton MP (Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet) addressed the crowd, saying there was no excuse for the international community to ignore the plight of the Tibetan people any longer. He said he would "Stand up for Tibet" and urged everyone to do likewise. In particular, he called for the British government  to send a strong signal to Beijing that the ongoing repression in Tibet was unacceptable by making a public statement.
 
Representatives from Student for a Free Tibet UK, Tibetan Community in Britain and Tibet Society also spoke to the crowd.
 
The protest then moved to Whitehall, opposite Downing Street, to send a clear message to the Prime Minister that the British government should make a public statement condemning the repression in Tibet and urge China to withdraw its troops from Kirti monastery. A letter, stating these requests in detail, was delivered to 10 Downing Street by representatives of the coalition of UK-based Tibet groups.
 
(The protest was organised by a coalition of UK-based Tibet groups including Tibet Society, Students for a Free Tibet UK, Tibetan Youth UK, Free Tibet and Tibetan Community in Britain.)
 
The letter to the Prime Minister can be read at http://www.tibetsociety.com/content/view/218
Photos can be seen on Tibet Society’s facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/TibetSociety
  
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