Thousands to call for positive Beijing Olympics legacy in global aerial art events

On the eve of the anniversary of Beijing being granted the 2008 Olympics, thousands of Amnesty International supporters in over 20 locations across the world will team up on 12 July 2008 with Circle Up Now. Together they will create visual representations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), as a reminder to the Chinese authorities of their human rights promises.

Event will be held on (organized chronologically according to GMT time):
USA, WASHINGTON DC
When: Friday 11 July 12:00pm (16:00 GMT)
Where: 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington DC
Contact: Wende Gozan Brown P: +1 212 633 4247 M: +1 347 526 5520 [email protected]
INDIA, UTTAR PRADESH
When: Saturday 12 July, 11:00am Local time (05:30am GMT)
Where: AMU campus, Aligarh
Contact: Mohibul Haq +91 9219742321 [email protected]
INDIA, UTTARAKHAND
When: Saturday 12 July 11:00am Local time (05:30am GMT)
Where: Field of Bal Bharti School Kotdwara
Contact: Chitranjali Negi +91 9917 339 213 [email protected]
INDIA, WEST BENGAL
When: Saturday 12 July, 11:30am Local Time (06:00am GMT)
Where: Saullah High School, Jalpaiguri
Contact: Subrata Sarker +91 9733 183 956 [email protected]
INDIA, MANIPUR
When: Saturday 12 July 11:30am Local Time (06:00am GMT)
Where: Adimjati SC/ST boy’s hostel, Imphal
Contact: Leban Serto +91 9436034426 [email protected]
INDIA, KARNATAKA
When: Saturday 12 July, 11:30am Local Time (06:00am GMT)
Where: Lord’s Buy School field
Contact: Khazi Muzaffar +91 9886108376 [email protected]
TAIWAN, TAIPEI
When: Saturday 12 July 14:00 Local time (06:00am GMT)
Where: Hsyin-Yi Plaza
Contact: Gin-Huey Yang +886 972096860 [email protected]
INDIA, NEW DELHI
When: Saturday 12 July 12:00 Local Time (06:30am GMT)
Where: Hindu College Campus ground
Contact: Javed Naqi +91 11 9873258274 [email protected]
NEPAL, KATHMANDU
Where:  Baudha, Jorpati.
When: 12:00 Local Time (06:45am GMT) (pending on the weather)  
Contact: Rameshwar Nepal +977 4364 706 / +977 4365 431 [email protected]
SOUTH KOREA, SEOUL
When: Saturday 12 July 16:00 Local Time (07:00am GMT)
Where: Olympic Park  
Contact: JungJu Lee + 82 2 730 4755 (6) [email protected]
TURKEY, ISTANBUL
When: Saturday 12 July 11:00 Local Time (08:00am GMT)
Where: Galatasaray Lisesi Onu, Taksim
Contact: Burcu Turkay, [email protected], +905332971531
UK, LONDON
When: Saturday 12 July 09:30am Local Time (08:30am GMT)
Where: The Scoop, City Hall.
Contact: Josefina Salomon +44 207 413 5562 M: +44 7778 472 116 [email protected]
FINLAND, HELSINKI
When: Saturday 12 July, 12pm Local Time (09:00am GMT)
Where: Senate Square
Contact: Meri Mäkihannu +358 40 833 0485 [email protected]
SWITZERLAND, BERN
When: Saturday 12 July 11:00am Local Time (09:00am GMT)
Where: Schwellenmätteli, Bern
Contact: Manon Schick +41 79 430 14 68
INDIA, KERALA
When: Saturday 12 July 15:00 Local Time (09:30am GMT)
Where: MES School field
Contact: Jayashree +91 9895915479 [email protected]
INDIA, TAMIL NADU
When: Saturday 12 July, 15:00 Local Time (09:30am GMT)
Where: AV Higher Secondary School ground
Contact: Dr. G. Rajaram +91 9994671635 [email protected]
TOGO, LOME
When: Saturday 12 July, 10:00 Local time (10:00am GMT)
Where: Details to follow
Contact: Guy SIEKRO: +228 909 98 05
POLAND, WARSAW
When: Saturday 12 July, 12:00 Local Time (10:00am GMT)
Where: Plac Zamkowy (Castle Square in the Old Town)
Contact: Monika Deptu + 44 691 357 935 [email protected]
BURKINA FASO, OUAHIGOUYA
When: Saturday 12 July 10:00 Local Time (10:00am GMT)
Where: Place de la Nation
Contact: Ouedraogo Christian +226 78 21 36 56 [email protected]
NETHERLANDS, COAST OF THE NETHERLANDS
When: Saturday 12 July 12.30pm Local Time (10:30am GMT)
Where: Engelsmanplaat, at low tide near the watch tower
Contact: Yvette Hoogerwerf +31 207 733 669 [email protected]
SWEDEN, MALMOE
When: Saturday 12 July 16:00 Local Time (12:00 GMT)
Where: Turning Torso surroundings
Contact: Mikael Johansson +46 731 501 388 [email protected],
GREECE, ATHENS
When: Saturday 12 July 17:00 (14:00 GMT)
Where: Archaeological Site of Pnyx, Metro Acropolis or Thysio.
Contact: Anna Botsoglou + 30 210 36 00 628 [email protected]
ISRAEL, TEL-AVIV
When: Saturday 12 July 18:00 Local Time (15:00 GMT)
Where:  Suzanne Dellal Centre
Contact: Vered Cohen-Barzilay +972 3 525 0005[email protected]
PARAGUAY, ASUNCION
When: Saturday 12 at 11:00 (16:00 GMT)
Where: Plaza de la Democracia (Democracy Square)
Contact: Andres Vazquez P: +595 21 604 329, M: +595 (0) 981 985 383 [email protected]
MEXICO, GUADALAJARA
When: Saturday 12 July 10:00am (15:00 GMT)
Where: University of Guadalajara
Contact: Omar Avilés +52 1 331 289 6698 [email protected]
ITALY, FLORENCE
When: Saturday 12 July, 19:00 Local Time (17:00 GMT)
Where: Piazza della Repubblica
Contact: Paola Nigrelli +39 064490224 [email protected]
MEXICO, MEXICO CITY
When: Saturday 12 July 20:00 Local time (Sunday 13 July 01:00 GMT)
Where: Plaza de las Tres Culturas
Contact: Charlotte Maurier +52 55 56 87 60 10 [email protected]
MALI, BAMAKO
When: Details to follow
Where: La place de l’Afrique à Bamako
Contact: Kader Krouman + 223 490 0920 [email protected]

For more details about any of the activities or to organize interviews, please contact:

Amnesty International – Josefina Salomon, P: +44 207 413 5562, M: +44 7778 472 116, [email protected]

Circle Up Now – Nicole Hamze P: +1 888 461 8881, [email protected]

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