Day-long hunger strike planned to show support for oppressed Tibetans

    Wednesday, a group of local Tibetans went to Washington, D.C, for the launch of “Enough! Campaign for Global Intervention to Save Tibetan Lives.”

    Today, supporters will rally locally with a hunger strike.


    The Tibetan Association of Philadelphia and its supporters will hold a one-day hunger strike to demand China stop the oppression of Tibetan religion and culture.

    “Our brothers and sisters in Tibet need our help,” TAP President Karma Gelek said in a news release. “We demand the governments of the world to take action today to put pressure on President Hu Jintao to ease the crackdown in Tibet.”

    The group will be at Independence Mall all day Saturday.

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