Photo Report: "No Losar", Vigil / protest in Harvard Square
Photos from this important vigil / peaceful protest to support human rights and freedom in Tibet.
February 26, 2009
We were there at the peaceful protest and vigil at Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts on February 25, 2009 for the "No Losar" event hosted by The Tibetan Association of Boston.
Tibetans and supporters around the world are not celebrating Losar (The Tibetan New Year) in solidarity with Tibetans inside Chinese occupied Tibet who have refused to celebrate this holiday in protest to the continued on-going human rights and freedom abuses from The Peoples Republic of China. Since China's brutal invasion and occupation of Tibet, well over 1.2 million Tibetans have been murdered, over 6,000 monasteries have been destroyed and Tibetan culture and religion ruthlessly crushed in the name of "returning Tibet to the Motherland of China".
This event was a powerful public display that the voices from those who cry-out inside Tibet are not forgotten and are very much heard by the outside world. China has lost the propaganda war and the world is becoming more and more awake and aware of China's horrendous crimes against humanity.
We would like to thank everyone who made this special vigil possible. Thank you to The Tibetan Association of Boston. We would also like to thank the group of Taiwanese individuals from local Taiwanese freedom organizations who attended this event and took a stand.
The Tibetan Association of Boston hosts a vigil in Harvard Square every Wednesday (rain or shine) from 6PM to 8PM. All are welcome to attend.
Stop the killing in Tibet!
Standing together for human rights and freedom.
The Tibetan 1959 Up-rising song.
Dramatic speeches from former political prisoners of the Chinese.
You are not forgotten.
50 years of resistance.
Reports from inside Tibet are shared.
Local Tibetan sangha lead in prayers for all who have suffered.