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Vancouver's Tibetan Community Demanding an End to the Looting of Tibet

Protesters Tell Investors to Stay Out of Tibet

by Masrour Zoghi Original Peoples

Protestors Gathering Outside the Convention Centre
Protestors Gathering Outside the Convention Centre
Protestors Holding Signs Outside the Convention Centre
Protestors Holding Signs Outside the Convention Centre
Protestors with Banners and Signs Outside the Convention Centre
Protestors with Banners and Signs Outside the Convention Centre
Protestor Speaking with Investors
Protestor Speaking with Investors
Protestors Chanting Outside the Convention Centre
Protestors Chanting Outside the Convention Centre
More Protestors and More Signs
More Protestors and More Signs

Today a colourful group of 40 to 50 Tibet protestors gathered outside the Convention Centre which was hosting the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference to demand an end to the involvement of the Canadian mining companies in Tibet, who provide a front for the looting of Tibet's natural resources by the Chinese Communist Party.

 

The rally was organized by Students for Free Tibet (SFT) and endorsed by Canada Tibet Committee (CTC). The crowd chanted slogans like "Tibet's resources are for Tibetans" and "Stop the mining in Tibet." The protestors also engaged investors in discussion as part of their education campaign to hopefully get the message across to them that human rights violation is risky business.

 

There are a number of Vancouver-based mining companies that have dealing in Tibet, perhaps the most significant example of which is China Gold International.

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