Awesome Rally today at Alameda City Hall with Tibetans and supporters coming together to tell the Mayor and her colleagues that China’s flag was not welcome in the City and to make clear their opposition to the planned ceremony which was to honor China’s Government, despite that regime’s harrowing record of oppression and human rights violations. According to reports our friends on Facebook received from Bay Area Friends Of Tibet
” The Mayor and the Chinese Consul General Yuan scheduled to appeared decided not to show up!
The Chinese organizers canceled the event not long after it started because SF Team Tibet showed up and vocally protested…”
Respect to everyone who made it to the protest their presence surely ensured a just and rightful victory, such efforts though did not go without the amazing support of many good-hearted people who offered their time and solidarity to lobby the Mayor’s office. Mention too must be made of the hacktivist group Anonymous who reported on Twitter and Facebook that as part of ‘Operation Tibet’ and ethical action supporting human rights they had taken offline the website of Alameda City Hall.
Once again in working in harmony and with determination values of freedom and democracy have prevailed over what would have been a very troubling appeasement of China and its regime. To everyone at @tibetruth, our friends and subscribers around the world and the fabulous support we have on Twitter thank YOU one and all. Remember together we make the difference!
PS: To the local media, who sat in silence, or offered little but criticism and excuses shame upon you for not having the journalistic courage to report on this issue.