Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Tibet Occupation Prompts Protest

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Tibet Occupation Prompts Protest

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Byline: Graham Orams graham.orams@dailyexaminer.com.au

A YAMBA woman is taking to her front lawn to make a stance against the Chinese occupation of Tibet and she wants you to join her.

Jill Bradshaw is celebrating Tibet Awareness Day on Saturday with a peaceful protest on the steps of her home.

A local nurse, Ms Bradshaw said she was holding the event to raise awareness about the on-going plight of the Tibetan people, whose country has been occupied by China since 1949.

aThis is all about letting the local community know what's happening in Tibet,a she said.

aIt's about getting people talking about Tibet and the situation over there.

aWe're hoping to get lots of signatures from Yamba people for a petition we want to hand to the local Member.a

Ms Bradshaw said China's occupation of Tibet was an illegal occupation robbing Tibet of its history and culture.

aA lot of people in Tibet have fled into India because they can't express their Buddhist beliefs,a she said. …

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