Tens of thousands of overseas Chinese have held rallies in Western countries to voice anger over Tibetan separatists' violent acts in Lhasa, the Western media's biased coverage against China and to show support for the Beijing Olympics. [New videos]
Most of the rallies were the largest held by Chinese communities in these countries and all were staged peacefully.
In Ottawa, Canada, about 10,000 Chinese people held a rally on Parliament Hill on Sunday. The three-hour rally featured speeches, statements and patriotic songs, including China's national anthem, which was sung repeatedly.
Protesters chanted: "No riots," "No distortion," "Do you know the true Tibet?", "Don't mix sports and politics," "We want our home in one piece," and "Tibet was, is and always will be a part of China." Most protesters were dressed in red T-shirts printed with a map of China and the words "One China, One Family."
They urged Canada's media to avoid biased reports.
Waving the flags of both China and Canada, they urged Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to improve Sino-Canadian relationships.