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"We Tibetans are looking for a legitimate and meaningful autonomy, an arrangement that would enable Tibetans to live within the framework of the People’s Republic of China."

Dalai Lama's nephew walks 900 miles for Tibet

April 19, 2009

Associated Press
April 18, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dalai Lama's nephew has walked 900 miles - from
Indiana to New York - to protest Chinese suppression of Tibetans.

Jigme Norbu (JIG'-me NOHR'-boo) is leading a rally at noon Saturday
in front of the Chinese consulate on Manhattan's West Side.

The young Tibetan's feet are blistered after the four-week "Walk for
Tibet," which ended on Friday night. It coincided with the 50th
anniversary of the Tibetans' uprising against Chinese rule.

Norbu is the son of the late Takster Rinpoche (wren-POE-che), a
Tibetan lama who fought for the independence of Tibet along with his
brother, the Dalai Lama. Rinpoche was professor of Tibetan studies at
Indiana University.

On the Net:
Walk for Tibet: http://www.WalkForTibet2009.com

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