President Hu Jintao visits Japan, Pro-Tibetan rally held in Tokyo

The story as the Japan Times reported it:

A pro-Tibetan organization staged a rally and a street demonstration Tuesday in Tokyo — timed to coincide with Chinese President Hu Jintao’s arrival in Japan for a state visit — calling on the Chinese government to stop its oppression of Tibetans and to seek a peaceful resolution of Tibetan issues.

The Save Tibet Network, based in Tokyo, said the event in Shinjuku Ward drew about 1,300 people
“We gathered here to vent our soulful, angry and true call to Hu Jintao, to have China reverse its erroneous policy to rule Tibet for 50 years, and call on China to peacefully resolve Tibetan issues,” said former lawmaker Seishu Makino, chairman of the Save Tibet Network.

In the rally, the participants offered a minute of silent prayer for those who died in the Chinese crackdown on the unrest in Tibet in March and watched a short video on Tibetan history. It also included remarks by the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetans.

Also among the participants were Chinese journalist Wang Jinzhong, who is seeking the democratization of China, and Karma Chopel, chairman of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile….

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