Flame of Truth-Teresa Mei Chuc- Demonstration

“Our role was to show solidarity in the plight of the Tibetan people and their yearning for freedom and human rights”- Teresa Mei Chuc

Flame of Truth Campaign

Tibetan Association of Southern California is organizing the Flame of Truth Relay on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Anyone wishing to join in the march should gather at the Kodak Theater on Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Avenue by 12 p. m. The march will proceed along Hollywood Blvd and surrounding tourist attractions. Next, the Flame and marchers will ride the metro towards Union Station and get off at the 7th street Metro station. We will reach LA Live and the Staples Center at 3 pm, where will bring march around the high attraction area for an hour. Finally, we will ride the metro again towards North Hollywood, and get off at the Wilshire/Vermont Station. From there we will walk towards the Chinese Consulate at approximately 4:30 pm. We ask supporters who are unable to make the march to please come to the Chinese Consulate at 4:00 pm to await the arrival of the Torch Relay.MORE INFORMATION
Due to the grave and worsening situation in Tibet, the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE) has decided to carry out a number of activities as discussed during its closed door meeting held on 22 March 2012. Accordingly on 27 March, the Standing Committee of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile decided on the Flame of Truth Relay as one of its activities.
Over the last 60 years since Communist China’s brutal occupation of Tibet began, Beijing has never changed its hardline policies on Tibet. This has resulted in China exploiting not only Tibet’s rich natural resources but also the continuous killing, torture, imprisonment and harassment of the Tibetan people. However, Tibetans have held onto to their unique culture, spiritual tradition and identity to struggle for the truth.
Since 2008 the Chinese security forces have particularly cracked down hard on Tibetans leading to numerous deaths and countless cases of torture. The situation is getting worse each day. Consequently, the Tibetan people have been setting themselves on fire one after another to demand a peaceful resolution of the Tibetan issue, the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and to let the United Nations and the international community know about the Tibetan people’s aspirations and the sorrows hidden deep within their hearts.
Tibet today is like hell on earth.
Standing in solidarity with the courageous and selfless acts of our brave brothers and sisters inside Tibet and to make the world aware of their selfless acts and aspirations, the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile commenced the worldwide Flame of Truth Relay on 6 July, the day on which their beloved spiritual leader His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama was born.
The relay will begin with following demands:
1. The United Nations must discuss the issue of Tibet based on the resolutions that it has passed in 1959, 1961 and 1965, and continuously make efforts to fulfill the substance of these resolutions;
2. An independent international fact-finding delegations must immediately be sent to investigate the ongoing crisis in Tibet;
3. The United Nations must take special responsibility to ensure that the basic aspirations of the Tibetans inside Tibet are fulfilled.
In order to meet the terms of these demands hundreds of thousands of signatures will be collected in different countries across the world, including India through which the Flame of Truth will travel. The historic relay will be concluded on 10 December with submission of appeal letters and signatures simultaneously to the UN Headquarters in New York City, UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and UN information office in New Delhi.

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