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Dharamsala Holds Hong Kong Solidarity Rally

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Hundreds of Tibetans and supporters gathered at Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala, northern India to stand in solidarity with the youth driven pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong on October 1, 2014.

"The campaign organized by the Tibetan Youth Congress aims to let Hongkongers demanding greater democracy from Beijing know that the Tibetans support them in their movement," said Tenzing Jigme, President of TYC.

Lhasang Tsering, a Tibetan activist in the area shared his views and hopes of the protestors in Hong Kong demanding greater democratic reforms. A few other people took on the platform to share their views including a Taiwanese, Chinese from mainland, and a westerner.

The Tibetan Women's Association and Students for a Free Tibet India, both based in Dharamsala also organized solidarity campaigns by collecting signatures and messages for the Hong Kongers participating in the movement.

The Hong Kong movement with over 13,000 protestors has been named the 'Umbrella Revolution" due to the demonstrator's use of umbrellas to protect themselves from tear gas and pepper sprays deployed by the police officers.

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