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More Torch Stuff (but no pitchforks)

By Jazz - 23 April 2008 35

Below are the road closures for the Olympic Torch Relay on Thursday. The following schedule of road closures applies:

5:00am – 9:30am King Edward Terrace between Parkes Place East and Parks Place West (for the Balloons)
8:15am – 9:15am Parkes Way
8:45am – 9:45am Commonwealth Ave
9:00am – 10:00am Capital Hill & Kings Ave
9:30am – 10:15am Kings Ave & Parkes Way
9:45am – 10:30am Limestone Ave & Anzac Parade
10:10am – 11:15am Limestone Ave
10:40am – 11:20am Wakefield Ave & Northbourne Ave
11:00am – 11:30am Northbourne Ave
11:00am – 11:45am Northbourne Ave & Commonwealth Ave

Please note that that ACT Government is advising significant delays in road traffic on Thursday morning.

And don’t forget that there are fireworks going off tonight at 6 PM from Black Mountain, Mount Ainslie and Red Hill.

What’s Your opinion?


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More Torch Stuff (but no pitchforks)
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sepi 1:07 pm
23 Apr 08
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I thought the fireworks were 6AM?

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p1 1:18 pm
23 Apr 08
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Fireworks in the morning when no one will see them? Sounds like something that the ACT “government” would organise.

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Skidbladnir 1:23 pm
23 Apr 08
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The morning fireworks are meant to be auspicious, at the same time showing off how much Stanhope knows about China, by saying “China: fireworks and manufactured goods. Canberra: porn, government and fireworks.”

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deye 1:37 pm
23 Apr 08
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There are fireworks tonight at 6pm (Mt A, Black Mt, Red Hill) then another lot tomorrow morning just after 6 am (not sure where). In the road closures list you forgot that Parkes av between Kings Av and Canberra Av bridges will be closed from 7 am.

They also recommended that anyone working in Civic be there before 8:15 am to “avoid delays”

Basically it’s going to be one big CF.

Makes me glad I can walk to work.

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OzChick 1:43 pm
23 Apr 08
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I got this forwarded to me today (the pitchfork kinda stuff):

Hello Supporters of Human Rights and Tibet

Please find below the program of events for when the Olympic torch comes to Canberra. The aim of these events is to send a strong, positive, peaceful message that human rights in Tibet must be improved.

Please forward this information to as many people as possible. With the eyes of the world on Canberra, a successful, peaceful protest by us all will be an important step towards an improvement in human rights in Tibet.

Wednesday 23 April – Torch relay eve

What: Candlelight Prayer Vigil

Where: Chinese Embassy, Coronation Drive, Yarralumla

When: Wednesday 23 April, 5.30pm to 8.00pm

Program: Reading of names of those who have died in Tibet, Tibetan Buddhist prayers, Tibetan National anthem.

Thursday 24 April – Torch Relay day

What: Rally for Human Rights in Tibet

Where: The lawns in front of new Parliament House

When: Our program will start at 9am (the torch is expected at 9.20am) and finish around 10am. We ask that people come much earlier to save a good spot on the lawns and given parking difficulties. We will be there from 8.00am.

Program: Speakers include: Senator Bob Brown, Mr Tenzin Atisha-la (His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s representative in Australia), George Farley (Chairman of the Australia Tibet Council), Venerable Tenzin Ringpaponsang (ACT Tibetan Community): and cultural and musical performance.

What: En route protest

Where: On Commonwealth Ave, between Parkes Way and Commonwealth Bridge (just before the torch goes down to Stage 88). We will travel here on foot from Parliament House.

When: 11.00am (the torch is expected to pass between 11.00am and 11.30am.)

What: Prayer Vigil

Where: Chinese Embassy, Coronation Drive, Yarralumla

When: 12 noon – 2pm.

Program: Reading of His Holiness’s open letter to his Chinese brothers and sisters, prayers.

We would also encourage you to undertake your own acts of peaceful protest along the route.

Please feel free to contact Temay Rigzin (ACT Tibetan community) on 0422 766 495 or acttibetancommunity@gmail.com with any questions or ideas. Also, visit http://www.atc.org.au for information. The torch relay route can be found here http://www.events.act.gov.au/#04-24-2008/beijing-olympic-torch-relay/2.

We hope to see you there.

Kind regards,

Tsewang and Temay
ACT Tibetan Community

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sepi 1:47 pm
23 Apr 08
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A pretty peaceful pitchfork then!

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Thumper 1:48 pm
23 Apr 08
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I just bought some Tibetan prayer flags the other day…

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Thumper 1:50 pm
23 Apr 08
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Actually, my partner bought them. She’s a hippie 😉

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ant 2:14 pm
23 Apr 08
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I have got some Tibetan Prayer Eggs for the occasion.

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captainwhorebags 3:00 pm
23 Apr 08
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Ahh, glad to see that the protest includes

1x Senator Bob Brown

as per regulations.

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Jazz 3:38 pm
23 Apr 08
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OzChick said :

Wednesday 23 April – Torch relay eve

What: Candlelight Prayer Vigil

Where: Chinese Embassy, Coronation Drive, Yarralumla

When: Wednesday 23 April, 5.30pm to 8.00pm

Program: Reading of names of those who have died in Tibet, Tibetan Buddhist prayers, Tibetan National anthem.

Reading the Names of those who have died in tibet?? Tibet has been around for some time, thats got to be a really long list…

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Ari 3:43 pm
23 Apr 08
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I just bought some Tibetan prayer flags – Thumper, April 2008

Tagline nomination.

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Mr Evil 4:00 pm
23 Apr 08
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Perhaps the protesters can use Bob Brown to smother the flame – being a wet blanket and all?

I wonder if the Chinese Govt has researched whether Tibetan prayer flags burn as well as Tibetan people do?

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S4anta 4:26 pm
23 Apr 08
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“Reading the Names of those who have died in tibet?? Tibet has been around for some time, thats got to be a really long list…”

Not really Jazz, dont forget those blokes believe in reincarnation, so that haven’t really died, they are now monkies, rats, donkeys and union officials.

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Holden Caulfield 5:49 pm
23 Apr 08
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Thanks for the updates Jazz.

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