Tibet demonstrations hit Intercontinental hotels worldwide

5th November 2013

Protests roll around the world on 5 November

The first global day of action against Intercontinental hotels has seen eye-catching demonstrations and events all around the world.

As we write this at 6.30pm UK-time more events are still to take place.

Delhi to Warsaw; Melbourne to Mexico City

Reports are coming in to Free Tibet of events on five continents.

Intercontinental hotels and others owned by Intercontinental Hotels Group - Holiday Inns and Crowne Plazas - have seen protests, die-ins and even a line of "dirty laundry" hung out in front of their bemused guests.

In London, an audacious protest by Free Tibet and Students for a Free Tibet at the prestigious World Travel Market saw Intercontinental embarrassed before the world's travel industry.

Thunderclap reaches 100,000

Free Tibet's "Thunderclap" - a simultaneous blast of social media messages - was seen by more than 100,000 people earlier today. Messages opposing the Lhasa hotel have been posted on the Facebook sites of many InterContinental hotels.

Follow events

A rolling news feed of events can be seen on our home page or accessed on Twitter using the hashtag "IHGTibet".

We'll provide a full update of events tomorrow.

Our thanks to all Tibet supporters who have taken part in the day. Special thanks to our friends at the International Tibet Network and Students for a Free Tibet who have made the day such a success.

Take action

Intercontinental's Lhasa hotel serves China and harms Tibet. Tell them that Lhasa is no 'paradise' under Chinese rule and they should get out of Tibet. Post on their Facebook pages and sign the boycott pledge.