Raising The Tibetan Flag In Solidarity With The Tibetan by nnm20839

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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    worthington@ci.berkeley.ca.us


                                                                                        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.

								
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