Tibetan National Uprising Day
“In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess” -The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso
Over sixty years have passed since the once sovereign country of Tibet was invaded, brutalized, and occupied by the Chinese government. The movement to free Tibet from communist rule continues to present day. Over a thousand Tibetans and their supporters marched through the streets of NYC on 3/10/13. This was one of many protests taking place simultaneously around the globe. March 10th marks the 54th anniversary of the 1959 uprising in Tibet. A long line of Tibetan flags held by the oppressed and those sympathetic to the cause swept across town from the United Nations to the Chinese Consulate.