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|First Stop of the Global Human Rights Torch Relay in the US|
|Date||Saturday March 29|
|Time||12:00 PM - 12:00 PM|
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Starting point for public rally on 3/29/08:
San Jose's Center for Performing Arts on Almaden St.,
Picture exhibition: 8:00 a.m.
12:00p.m.: public rally
1:30 p.m.: torch run, ending in San Jose State University
The global Human Rights Torch Relay is an international campaign that seeks to bring an end to all human rights abuses against people in China, while highlighting the persecution of Falun Gong - the most severely persecuted group in China today. During the run up to the 2008 Olympics, the HRTR will host events in 37 countries across 5 continents to present its message: The Olympics and Crimes Against Humanity Cannot Coexist in China.
China was granted the right to host the Olympic Games after it pledged to adhere to the Olympic charter and improve its human rights record. Instead, its human rights abuses have worsened.
HRTR’s participants—government officials, Olympic medalists, individuals and organizations the world over—will carry a symbol of justice and respect for humanity to cities around the world. We hope this effort will help to protect the dignity of all human beings and invite all to join us.