Tibetan supporters to hold protest for China’s new leadership

 Dharamshala: Tibetan Women’s Association, National Democratic Party of Tibet, Gu-Chu-Sum Movement for Tibet and Students for a Free Tibet – India in a joint public protest action here tomorrow intend to distribute flyers with background information on Xi Jinping.

Tibet, Gu-Chu-Sum Movement for Tibet and Students for a Free Tibet – India in a joint public protest action tomorrow intend to distribute flyers with background information on Xi Jinping.

This protest shall be organized by these Tibetan Support groups in the Main Square of McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala in the evening, a spokesman for organizers said.

Tashi Dolma office bearer of Tibetan Women’s Association and Dorjee Tsetan of the Students for a Free Tibet – India today said here, “this protest will feature speeches from the participating organizations, followed by an ‘open mic’ for the public to address Xi Jinping and the new cadre of Chinese Communist Party leaders with their grievances and concerns over the situation inside Tibet.”

They said that several elected members of the Politburo Standing Committee and Xi himself would be present (using face masks and the huge Xi Jinping head from the viral Tibetan version of the ‘Gangnam Style’ video).

The main focus would be on the thoughts and feelings about the self-immolations, mass protests and resistance movement going on inside Tibet.

“This is in light of the ongoing 18th Party Congress in Beijing and convening of the Special International Tibet Support Group Meeting being organized from November 16 here at Dharamsala”, said  Gelek Jamyang of National Democratic Party of Tibet and Lukar Sham of  Gu-Chu-Sum Movement for Tibet.

The organizers maintained, ”We are expecting Tibet support groups from over thirty countries to be represented, as well as a large number of local Tibetans, Indians, and foreign travelers to participate in the protest.”

This protest action will show the incredible strength and diversity of the Tibetan community in exile, and provide a public platform together in solidarity and express their opinions, said the spokesman.

Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI. In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism award. He reports on the Tibetan Government in Exile, politics, sports, tourism and other topics. He lives in Dharamshala.

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