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On Wednesday, several members of the Care2 Campaigns Team (Emily, Robyn, Samer and me) joined with Care2 members and Amnesty International to bring human rights concerns to the San Francisco Torch Relay.

There was an enormous crowd along the announced route – people just out to see the torch, large numbers of Chinese students and Chinese Americans, and groups raising lots of different issues. There were many, many Tibetans and supporters of Tibet. Uighurs. Burmese monks. People protesting China’s support of the Sudanese government.

Although the torch route was moved at the last minute, it was a great opportunity to get a human rights message out to a large crowd and to an enormous collection of media outlets.

It was a great chance for the Campaign Team to meet some of our members face-to-face.