This cold and raining morning, hundreds of protesters passed before the Freedom Museum on Michigan Ave in downtown Chicago. As you probably know, Tibetan monks have taken to the streets over the past week in protest of religious intolerance, political oppression and environmental destruction in the sacred Himalayas.
As China established a midnight deadline on Monday for the uprising to end, sympathetic gatherings across the globe have transpired. The Dalai Lama went to so as to promise an immediate resignation should the protests turn violent. China has accused him of fomenting trouble with the Beijing Olympics on the horizon this summer.
In Chicago, participants willingly exercised their freedom to peacefully assemble in public as protected by the First Amendment. Please enjoy these pictures of the scene on the ground brought to you by Five Freedoms Intern Winne Monu.