Don’t forget Tibet

Members of the Tibetan community in Taiwan holding a vigil for Tibet at Freedom Square, 20 March 2008

Members of the Tibetan community in Taiwan are currently holding a round the clock vigil for Tibet at Freedom Square (自由廣場) in Taipei. I took the photo above yesterday afternoon. Later in the evening I passed by again and a much larger group was present and chanting "Om Mani Padme Hum".  

Members of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan pray for Tibet at Freedom Square in Taipei, 20 March 2008

A group from the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan stopped at the vigil to pray for the people of Tibet. Concern about the situation in Tibet is shared by people from all sectors of Taiwanese society. 

Sending 24 hours of love to Tibet music concert in Taipei, 20 March 2008

Last night a concert called "Sending 24 hours of love to Tibet" (24小時送愛到西藏) was held at the Taiwan Democracy Hall. The Chairman (董事長樂團) are pictured performing above. 

Tibet has also been a hot topic for Taiwan bloggers. Max Hirsch at Thirsty Ghosts writes about the Tibet factor.  The Foreigner writes the CCP is blind and tone deaf. The Far-Eastern Sweet Potato on Germany's failure to call for an Olympic boycott. Jerome Keating says Tibet Burns and the World Still Kowtows to China. Michael Turton reports that Jonathan Manthorpe thinks the Tibet issue will have little effect on the election.

I suggest the following sites for news and information from Tibet.

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