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Flag Of Tibet To Fly In Madison During Dalai Lama's Visit

July 20, 2008

Wisc, WI
July 18, 2008


MADISON, Wis. -- The Flag of Tibet will fly over the City-County
Building in Madison to honor the visit of the Dalai Lama.

The Dalai Lama, the exiled leader of Tibetans, will be in Madison from
for a six-day visit that will conclude on July 24.

On Thursday, the City/County Liaison Committee, a panel of officials
representing both Madison and Dane County, voted to fly the flag in
honor of the Dalai Lama's visit, his seventh to the area.

"This is an important time in the history of Tibet because the world
spotlight will shine on Tibet's oppressor, China, when the 2008 Summer
Olympics are held in August," said Dave Felice, the supervisor of the
Dane County Board. "Flying the Flag of Tibet underscores our commitment
to freedom and expresses our unity with the Tibetan people in our
community and abroad."

The Dalai Lama is the political and spiritual leader of Tibetans
throughout the world and he lives in exile in India where he presides
over the Central Tibetan Administration.

During his trip the area, the Dalai Lama will deliver his teachings at
the Alliant Energy Center. Some 6,000 people from around the world are
expected to attend.
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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