Tuesday, January 18, 2005

A January 23 Memorial to Zhao Ziyang in Fredericksburg

A commemoration of the late Zhao Ziyang will be held at the Caroline Street Library in Fredericksburg, Virginia from 1 to 3 PM EST on Sunday, January 23. The memorial will honor Zhao’s life, especially his brave decision to speak truth to power and refuse to support the Tiananmen massacre of June 4, 1989 – a decision for which he spent the last fifteen-and-one-half years of his life under house arrest.

Among those scheduled to attend and speak is Shengde Lian, executive director of the Free China Movement, a coaltion of thirty Chinese pro-democracy organizations around the world. He is also the author of Freedom Fighter (an autobiography) and a survivor of the Tiananmen massacre.

For those who can attend, thank you, and here are the directions:

FROM I-95 (north or south): take exit 133A (US Rte. 17 Business - Falmouth). Take 17B to intersection with U.S. Rte 1, and take a right (US 1 South). Take US 1 South over the bridge to Princess Anne Street, and take a left. Take Princess Anne to Lewis Street, and take a left. Take Lewis Street to Caroline Street - the Library is at the corner of Lewis and Caroline.

D.J. McGuire, Co-founder and President: China e-Lobby
For further questions, feel free to reach me at china_e_lobby@yahoo.com

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