Tibetan Uprising Day, London 10th March 2013
10th March marks the anniversary of the 1959 Uprising, when an estimated 86,000 Tibetans were killed by Chinese forces.
The uprising was triggered by resentment against China’s occupation and fears that the Chinese authorities planned to kidnap the Dalai Lama. 300,000 Tibetans surrounded the Dalai Lama’s palace to protect him and more Tibetans marched the streets of Lhasa, demanding independence.
Chinese military brutally crushed the revolt, killing thousands of Tibetan men, women and children. Over 50 years of oppression followed, but Tibetans’ continue to stand up for their rights and their nation.
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