Raising The Tibetan Flag In Solidarity With The Tibetan
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Kriss Worthington Councilmember, City of Berkeley District 7 2180 Milvia St. 5th Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704 PHONE 510-981-7170 FAX 510-981-7177 firstname.lastname@example.org CONSENT CALENDAR February 21, 2006 To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council From: Councilmember Kriss Worthington Subject: Raising The Tibetan Flag In Solidarity With The Tibetan People RECOMMENDATION: That the Berkeley City Council allows the Tibetan flag to be raised on the city flag pole on March 10, 2006 to show solidarity with the people of Tibet and Tibetan support groups in commemoration of the Tibetan National Uprising Day and have a ceremonial presentation on March 7, 2006. BACKGROUND: On February 6, 1996 the Berkeley City Council and Mayor, at the request of Bay Area Friends of Tibet (a non- sectarian, non-profit organization located in Berkeley), voted to raise the Tibetan flag on March 10, 1996 as a demonstration of solidarity with the cause of Tibetan self-determination and human rights. This year marks the tenth year of raising the Tibetan flag in the city of Berkeley. The public is welcome to attend the flag raising ceremony at 9 a.m. on March 10, 2006 at Civic Center Park. This year hundreds of Tibetans and their supporters will march and demonstrate in Berkeley and San Francisco to commemorate the 48th Anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day against Chinese rule on Friday, March 10, 2006 and call for an end of Chinese military occupation of Tibet. Tibetans and their supporters will gather at San Francisco City Hall starting at 11:00 AM to commemorate the event. The group will then march to the Chinese Consulate for a demonstration. Schedule of March 10th Tibetan National Uprising Day commemoration: 09:00AM Berkeley Tibetan flag-raising at City Hall 11:00AM Gathering at San Francisco City Hall for noon rally March from San Francisco City Hall to Chinese Consulate on Laguna & Geary 01:30 PM Blvd. 02:00 PM Protest in front of Chinese Consulate FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS: NONE. CONTACT PERSON: Councilmember Kriss Worthington 981-7170.