On December 10, two bus-loads of Tibetans from Toronto joined demonstrators at the United Nations in New York City. Here at home, several hundred marched from City Hall to the Chinese Consulate.
Shouting slogans & carrying symbolic coffins draped with Tibetan flags they marched from City Hall to the Chinese Consulate.
Over 90 of their fellow Tibetans in Tibet have recently self-immolated in protest against China’s rule. Copyright ©2012 Ruth Lor Malloy
Carrying pictures of the martyrs, they demonstrated while firemen, policemen, and paramedics stood by. Copyright ©2012 Ruth Lor Malloy
Tibetan women, draped in their flags, were prominent too. Copyright © Ruth Lor Malloy.
A picture of a burning Buddhist monk was held over the coffins. Each coffin was covered with a Tibetan flag, and had a picture of a different protestor.
The demonstration was well organized and attended by several hundred people, almost all of whom were Tibetan. Copyright ©2012 Ruth Lor Malloy