March 03, 2011

Call For Global Protest to Commemorate the 52nd Tibetan Uprising Day

via YC Dhardhowa of the The Tibet Post International,

Oakland: - More than six decades after Communist China's invasion of Tibet the sad reality remains that Tibet still is not free but continues to be terrorized by its invaders. United Nations for a Free Tibet, along with Tibetan exiles, many other Free Tibet groups/organizations and their supporters in dozens of countries, shall once again march on March 10th to commemorate the 52nd anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising of 1959 and to show solidarity with the nonviolent and democratic movement of Tibetans in Exile. This is the most politically significant day in the Tibetan calendar.

A press statement released on March 1st, 2011 by United Nations for a Free Tibet said "about 86,000 Tibetan men, women and children were slaughtered by Communist Chinese troops after an uprising in 1959 against Communist China's illegal occupation of Tibet, and the total figures are well in excess of 1.2 million Tibetans who have lost their lives over the years against the Communist Chinese regime. However, as said by Jigme Norbu, Nephew of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, "We have nothing against the Chinese people. They're human beings just like us. It's the Communist policies we are totally against." Tragically, Norbu was killed by a car accident during his most recent *Walk for Tibet* in Florida.

Tibetans and Tibet supporters in the USA, Belgium, Germany, India, Australia, and many other countries of the world are uniting for a day of peaceful demonstrations to draw attention to the dire Tibetan situation. continued

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The murders of hundreds unarmed Tibetans by security forces has never been properly investigated.
Warning: the photos at this link are graphic.