March for Tibet's Independence
To review the 1997 & 1998 Marches click on the images below.
Special thanks to everyone who made the 2000 March for Tibet's Independence possible!
For an overview
of the many successes and walk
To read the letter
Alps for Tibet
The fifth "March for Tibet's Independence" will took place during the Spring and early Summer of 2000. This time, we coordinated two walks. Beginning on April 25, the 11th Birthday of Gendhun Choekyi Nyima, The Panchen Lama, one group of individuals started walking from San Francisco to The People's Republic of China (PRC) Consulate in Los Angeles. This walk was led by Pema Lhundup (General Secretary, Tibetan Youth Congress & one of the 1999 hunger strikers in Geneva, Switzerland), Ani Palchen Dolma (Former political prisoner & co-author of The Journey of a Tibetan Warrior Nun), and Venerable Yeshe Togden (President, Gu-Chu-Sum Movement of Tibet).
On May 29, a second group of individuals started walking from the downtown Embarcadero in San Diego, California to The PRC Consulate in Los Angeles. This walk was led by a Tibetan Nun and Tibetan Monk and the San Diego Friends of Tibet. Both walks ended at the same time on June 24 in front of the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles, right before His Holiness The Dalai Lama offered a teaching in downtown Los Angeles on June 25.
Why Are We Walking?
Tibet Belongs to Tibetans
For the Tibetans in Tibet
To educate people about the situation in Tibet
To dialogue with Chinese individuals about the history and current situation in Tibet
To advocate for the release of Gendhun Choekyi Nyima
To advocate for the release of other Tibetan prisoners
To encourage The PRC to negotiate with no preconditions with the Tibetan Government In-Exile
To advocate for Eastern Turkestans, Southern Mongolias, and Taiwans independence
International Tibet Independence
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