Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Hundreds gather to protest Chinese crackdown in Tibet

Hundreds of people gathered outside the White House on Monday to protest China’s recent crackdown on dissent in Tibet and to demand that President Bush boycott the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, The Washington Post reported.

Speaking at the event, Kathryn Cameron Porter, President of the Leadership Council for Human Rights, said “it is not just the Tibetan people who are at risk. If China can do this to the Tibetan people then people who are evil can do this to everyone.”

Other speakers included Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio); T. Kumar of Amnesty International; Namkha Tenzin, President of the Capital Area Tibetan Association; and John Ackerly, President of the International Campaign for Tibet.

The rally was followed by a march to the Chinese Embassy.

In a letter to President Bush the Leadership Council for Human Rights, joined by dozens of other human rights organizations and advocates, called for him to boycott the opening ceremonies of the games.

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