Offerings for peace in Tibet

Daisy Smith, 3, and Brody Wilson, 8, place flowers in a bowl of water as a symbolic gesture of peaceful support for the Dalai Lama and the people of Tibet.

The sounds of Hugo Maree playing his violin graced the Lismore CBD as part of a Support Tibet gathering on Saturday morning.

A group of local residents, including John Griffiths, who felt moved by the recent violence and unrest in Tibet, handed out fliers supporting the Dalai Lama, asked people to sign a petition and placed flowers in a large bowl of water as a gesture of peace underneath a prayer flag outside Noahs Arc.

The escalation of the awful situation in Tibet has moved us to want to show our support for the Dalai Lama in his desire for a peaceful Tibet, Mr Griffiths said. The Dalai Lama wants dialogue with China. Wed also like to praise Kevin Rudd for raising the issue with China.

You never know whats going to happen but if issues arent talked about nothing ever happens.

There have been times in history when one persons actions have sparked change.

More than 200 people signed the petition, which will now be delivered to Page MP Janelle Saffins office for delivery to the House of Representatives.


Plenty to do

Plenty to do

SMITH: Plenty to do in Lismore

MUNGO: The crazy political year that was

MUNGO: The crazy political year that was

MUNGO: So that was the parliamentary year that was

Freedom of dance

Freedom of dance

THE GOOD LIGHT: This week's edition

Local Partners