San Francisco, September 20 – SF TEAM TIBET gathered along with Tibetans and supporters outside the Cow Palace arena today to protest the celebrations commemorating the 60th anniversary of Chinese Communist Party’s rule in China.
Tibetans and supporters gathered attention by shouting slogans of freedom and human rights for Tibetans in Tibet and carrying banners that read “60 years of brutality, 60 years of genocide, 60 years is too long, Shame of China”.
“The Chinese Communist Party’s attempt to extinguish the Tibetan people’s desire for freedom and self determination has not succeeded, even after six decades of illegal occupation, with the recent uprising in Tibet in March 2008 as a vivid example of the CCP’s failed policies and their continued lack of legitimacy.” Said Yangchen Lhamo of Students for a Free Tibet.
SFRTYC declared that this event was unjust and celebrations should not be held due to the mere factor that many Tibetans are still being brutally murdered in Tibet since the rule of the communist party in Tibet.
The advertisement for this event states that the CCP has “striven towards the construction of this country and have made great progress in many aspects, such as improving the quality of people’s lives.”
However, Tsering Dorjee, President of SF Regional Tibetan Youth Congress said, “This celebration simply congratulates the Chinese government in their failure to uphold the Tibetan people’s freedom and basic human rights”.
SFTEAM TIBET has scheduled another demonstration on Oct 1st at Union Square in San Francisco to raise awareness of the Tibetan people’s struggle against the Chinese Communist Regime since its rule over Tibet.
SF TEAM TIBET is a coalition of five Bay Area organizations joined in hands to raise awareness of China’s atrocities in occupied Tibet.