Offerings for peace in 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.