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Tibetan Freedom Torch in Indiana

June 1, 2008

International Tibet Independence Movement
May 30, 2008

FISHERS, Ind - The Tibetan Freedom Torch will be coming to Indiana on
June 3 and 4. On Tuesday (June 3), there will be a rally and press
conference at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis at 9am
followed by a bicycle ride to Bloomington, Indiana.

Two of Taktser Rinpoche's (oldest brother of His Holiness The Dalai
Lama) three children will be riding. Their names are Jigme Norbu (42
years old) and Kunga Norbu (45 years old). The ride will end in
Martinsville (Indiana) on Tuesday. Basically, the route is SR37 South.

On Wednesday (June 4), the ride will resume from around Martinsville
and proceed to the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in
Bloomington where the riders will present the Tibetan Freedom Torch
to Taktser Rinpoche at around noon. Taktser Rinpoche's oldest son,
Lhundup Norbu (46 years old), will be on hand for this as well. Thus,
all three of Rinpoche's children will be present for the Torch ceremony.

This event will be followed by a walk with the Torch from the Center
to the downtown Bloomington Courthouse. A rally and press conference
will occur at the Courthouse at 5pm. Tibetan Monks, other Tibetans,
and westerners will walk from the Center to downtown. Note that June
4 is the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.

This event is sponsored by the International Tibet Independence
Movement and Students for a Free Tibet-Indiana University.

For further information,
contact Larry Gerstein, President-International Tibet Independence Movement
(317-506-2249 cell; rangzen@aol.com).
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665   ctcoffice@tibet.ca
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