3 relatives of Dalai Lama's nephew finish trek

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Posted: Feb 26, 2011 3:47 PM
3 relatives of Dalai Lama's nephew finish trek

A brother and two young sons of the Dalai Lama's nephew have completed his walk for Tibetan freedom, nearly two weeks after the activist was killed in a roadside accident during his trek.

An SUV struck and killed Jigme Norbu on Feb. 14 about 25 miles south of St. Augustine, Fla. It was the first day of Norbu's planned 300-mile walk to West Palm Beach to raise awareness about Tibet.

Kunga Norbu and Norbu's 13-year-old and 9-year-old sons began walking Wednesday from Fort Pierce near Florida's Atlantic coast. Other Tibetans from across the U.S. flew to Florida to join them.

On Saturday, they reached West Palm Beach and held a memorial service in a city park.

Kunga Norbu said the tragedy would not stop the family's determination to continue advocating for Tibet's independence from China.