Tibet Groups Rally to Protest Chinese President Xi Jinping to Stop the Repression in Tibet. Washington, DC - September 25, 2015
A coalition of Tibet groups will protest Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Washington, DC visit to highlight China’s increased repression inside Tibet and to urge the US administration to raise the issue of Tibet publicly with the Chinese President.
Tibetans have suffered more under Xi Jinping’s leadership due to his policy of increasing restriction and curbing even the most basic rights of Tibetan people. To date at least 143 Tibetans inside Tibet have self immolated as a means of protest against Xi’s government, calling for freedom and the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
As President Obama and the US administration hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping for a State visit, a coalition of Tibet groups will raise our voice, amplifying the calls of freedom from Tibetans inside Tibet and send a strong message to Xi Jinping that Tibetans will not be silenced.
What: “Xi Jinping: Free Tibet Now!” Rally
When: September 25, 2015 - 9:30 am to 7:00 pm.
Where: March from Dupont Circle to the State Department and the White House. Protest at Lafayette Park from 3 pm.
Who: Organized by Capital Area Tibetan Association and Regional Capital Area Tibetan Youth Congress and joint by Students for a Free Tibet, Regional Tibetan Youth Congress NY&NJ, Charlottesville Tibetan Association.
Media Contacts: Capital Area TIbetan Association: Lhundup Amdo - 571 882 0403 & Tenzin Jigme - 703 424 0015
Regional Capital Area Tibetan Youth Congress: Dugjam Chulang - 202 280 0426 & Yeshi Palmo - 703 901 8648
Students for a Free Tibet: Tsepa Bayul - 617 217 1612 & Pema Yoko - 646 266 0382