To do in SF – Tibet rally on April 8, Richard Gere, Desmond Tutu

Pro-Tibetan human rights activists (who also erected the billboard shown above) are organizing a rally in San Francisco this Tuesday, April 8, to be led by Richard Gere, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Tibetan community leaders.

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.

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

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

Link (Thanks Jake Appelbaum)

UPDATE: Sean Savage says,

1) On Wednesday, the day the torch will be run here, another big protest will take place.

2) SF Team Tibet will send out SMS updates to anyone who wants to take part on the 8th and 9th. People can send a text message with the word SFTORCH to the phone number 41411 to receive important text message updates on 8th and 9th.

Related BB posts:

* BBtv Vlog (Xeni): Tibet report – monks forced to participate in staged videos.
* BBtv Vlog (Xeni): Tibet's uprising and the internet.