Boca no Trombone


San Francisco é uma cidade extremamente politizada. As maiores manifestações contra a guerra do Iraque nos Estados Unidos foram aqui. E agora, com a chegada da Tocha Olímpica na cidade na semana que vem, não é diferente. A Câmara de Vereadores da cidade votou uma resolução na qual diz que a cidade receberá a Tocha Olímpica “com alarme e sob protesto”. Ou seja, está montado o banzé para a semana que vem, numa cidade com grande população Chinesa vinda de Taiwan ou que escapou do Grande Timoneiro Mao. E com um movimento pró-Tibet significativo.

Eu acho ótimo. Estarei lá para vaiar a Tocha quando ela passar semana que vem.

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A foto é de 2003, na manifestação contra a guerra do Iraque. 500,000 pessoas foram às ruas, numa cidade de 700,000 habitantes.

Tibet Freedom Torch Ceremony
Tuesday, April 08 2008, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday, April 8
Tibetan Freedom Torch Ceremony, March and Rally (Rain or shine!)

Where: United Nations Plaza, at Market & Hyde, near Civic Center BART

1100-1130 Press Conference (MC Giovanni)
1130-1135 welcome speech (Ngodup la)
1135-1145 Gyoto Vajrayana monks (lead prayer)
1145-1205 Chaksampa (Ngompai Dhon)
1205-1210 Introduce the torch (Youtso)
1210-1215 Receive and Light the torch (NA Chitue to Chris Daly)
1215-1220 Read the Statement (Giovanni)
1220-1225 Take Olympic Oath (Dasang)
1225-1230 Sing Tibetan National Anthem & Release Dove (Gyoto Monks)
1230-1235 Chris Daly Speech
1235-1240 NA Chitue Speech
1240-1245 Jamyang Norbu Speech
1245-12:50 transition/closing announcements (Dasang)

UN PLAZA to SF City Hall Torch bearer 1:00-1:10

CITY HALL to Chinese Consulate (arrive at 2:00)

2:00-2:05 National Anthem Flag Raise Ceremony
2:05-2:15 Jamyang Norbu la
2:15-2:20 Giovanni
2:20-2:25 Tendor
2:25-2:30 Tuku Tashi (speech in Chinese)
2:30-2:35 Larry Gerstein (ITIM)
2:35- 2:40 Tsewang Mingyur La
2:45-2:50 Denzi Monlum (words of truth) (lead by Gyuto and Nechung Monks)
2:50-3:05 Time cushion

MARCH BACK TO UN PLAZA 3:05-3:50 pm

UN PLAZA 3:50-4:00 PM
Taiko Drummers to welcome us back to UN Plaza. End of Torch Ceremony.

Break 4:00-6:00 pm

Join Richard Gere, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Tibetan leaders and other special guests for a historic rally and candle light vigil in support of the Tibetan people and their struggle for basic human rights. As China prepares to host the Olympics in August, the government is conducting the worst crackdown in Tibet since the 1960s Cultural Revolution.

Come show your support for the Tibetan and Chinese people on the eve of the Beijing Olympic torch passing through San Francisco – the only stop in North America.

Tuesday April 8th 2008
United Nations Plaza
1150 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
Civic Center BART

Rally & Speeches 6:00pm
Culture / Music 7:15pm
Candle Light Vigil 8:00pm

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