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Tibet Freedom Marchers End 11-day March Sunday at Chinese Embassy

The eleven-day "March for Tibet's Independence" from Charlottesville to Washington, DC ended on Sunday, June 11, with a rally at the Chinese Embassy . The final walk started at 8:30 am from the Virginia side of the Key Bridge. The core walkers range from 25 to 72 years old among whom was Jigme Norbu, son of Takster Rinpoche, the oldest brother of the Dalai Lama. The walkers had earlier visited the Congress to urge the members to support giving the Congressional Gold Medal to the Dalai Lama. Rigzin told VOA that the walk was arduous but nothing compared to the sufferings endured by the Tibetans under China regime. "This walk has demonstrated once again that Tibetans young and old want nothing less than to rule their own free country and assure Tibetans inside of Tibet that their wish for independence will be realized," said Rigzin. Over 30 organizations from around the world have co-sponsored this walk, of course, the International Tibet Independence Movement (ITIM) has been the main coordinator, which has so far organized 12 such walks in different parts of North America.