Tibet activist's brother, sons to finish Fla. walk

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Posted: Feb 22, 2011 8:07 PM
Tibet activist's brother, sons to finish Fla. walk

A brother and two sons of the Dalai Lama's nephew say they'll complete his walk to bring attention to the campaign for freedom in Chinese-controlled Tibet, picking up where the Bloomington, Ind., man died last week in Florida.

Kunga Norbu and two of Jigme Norbu's sons plan to continue the walk Wednesday through Saturday in Florida. The Herald Times of Bloomington says 13-year-old Tenzin and 9-year-old Jensen Norbu will walk. Their 6-year-old brother won't make the walk due to his age.

The 45-year-old Jigme Norbu was struck and killed by an SUV Feb. 14, about 25 miles south of St. Augustine. It happened on the first day of a 300-mile walk.

The family also says it will have a memorial service March 1 at Bloomington City Hall.