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Montreal - Prayer service and vigil to mark Losar, Tibetan New Year

February 12, 2010

(Montreal, Friday, 12 February 2010) – The Tibetan Cultural Association of Québec, the Canada Tibet Committee and Students for a Free Tibet will hold a prayer service and vigil at Phillips Square on Sunday, 14 February, at 2:30 p.m. to mark Losar, the start of the Tibetan New Year.
 
For the second year in a row, Tibetans worldwide will spend their New Year in mourning rather than celebration. In solidarity with their compatriots, Québec Tibetans have cancelled New Year celebrations, and will hold this vigil instead
 
Event:             Prayer service and vigil
Date:                Sunday, 14 February 2010
Time:               2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Place:              Phillips Square (across from The Bay), Ste. Catherine St.
 
Since March 2008 the situation in Tibet has remained dire. In October 2009 four Tibetans were executed by the Chinese authorities. Hundreds of Tibetans are still imprisoned, and repression on all Tibetans is extreme.
 
“Reports have emerged from Tibet of Tibetans in various parts of Tibet once again vowing to skip all festivities in mourning of the dead Tibetans and to mark their respect and solidarity for those imprisoned”
 
 
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For more information:
Dermod Travis
Executive Director                     
514.487.0665 / dermod@tibet.ca

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