San Francisco United Nations Plaza
04.08.08 One day before the Torch Relay Photos by Joe Mickey
San Francisco - Tibet supporters held a candlelight vigil at the UN Plaza to cap a day of protests in advance of the Olympic Torch Relay in San Francisco. Local news stations were estimating the crowd at between 1000 and 2000 people. Key speakers included Rev. Desmond Tutu, Richard Gere and Senator Diane Feinstein's husband, Richard Blum.
Please check back. The Tibetan Photo Project had amazing access and we will be adding video.
Before Richard Gere took the stage, Joe Mickey presented the Actor and chairman for The International Campaign For Tibet with DVD copies of Tenzin Wangden Andrugtsang's "Voices in Exile" and "Visually and Respectfully Yours - The Story of The Tibetan Photo Project." Both films have been produced by Sazzy Varga and Joe Mickey, Founders of The Tibetan Photo Project.
Letter from the Dalai Lama to The Tibetans. San Francisco April 8, 2008
Richard Gere posed for photos with fans before going onstage. Gere was presented with videos from Joe Mickey, Co-founder of The Tibetan Photo Project.
Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Archbishop Desmond Tutu
San Francisco 04.08.08
Picture starts out dark until Archbishop Tutu is announced onstage
March, 2008 protests against China's crackdown in Tibet.
Location: San Francisco, California Photos have been supplied by a Tibetan Photographer.
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New York Demonstration for Tibet
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Dear Joe & Sazzy
thank you for keeping me updated with the project. I eventually was able to go down to NY this wednesday my day off and we headed to 37th street East at 1st Ave and shouted in front of the Chinese Commission from morning 9.00am till 5.00pm. I am sending you some photos of the protest. It was very windy and cold. We were small in number but the people kept on coming as they got off from work and some went to work after one or two hours. It was kind of like a chain. There were like 50-60 Tibetans. I was told that during the weekends the number soars as most of the people have their days off.
This 14th is a major protest marking the 49th day of mourning for the Tibetans Martyrs.. The Protesters will carry 140 coffins for the 140 Tibetans killed by the Chinese in Tibet. They will take the coffins from Union Square (14th street between 6 and 5th Ave) to the United Nations Headquarters on 48th street East Between 1st and 2nd Ave) The protest will start at about 9am.
Hoping to take some more photos of the protest on 14th. I will be joining it. I feel so happy that I am able to take part. I know that it is a duty every Tibetans living in a free world should and must perform, knowing what danger the Tibetans in Tibet go through. These Tibetans are the true Patriots. I salute each one of them. Long Live Tibet!!! Free Tibet!!! and Long Live His Holiness the Dalai Lama!!!!!
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