London rally to mark the Tibetan National Uprising Day of 1959, China’s occupation of Tibet

On Friday 10th March, Tibetan Community UK and Free Tibet are organising protest and rally in central London to commemorate the 64th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day in Lhasa in 1959. Read Tsering Passang’s piece – Keeping The Flame Alive: Why Tibetans Worldwide Commemorate March 10th.

Tibetans and their supporters will be gathering outside 10 Downing Street (UK Prime Minister’s Residence), London SW1A 2AA) at 12pm. After a short rally, the protesters will march to the Chinese Embassy (49-51 Portland Place, London WB 1JL) via Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus whilst chanting “Free Tibet” etc.

At the Chinese Embassy (protesters expected to arrive around 1pm), there will be rally, including Buddhist prayers for the World Peace and speeches from Tibetans and their invited guests.

Protesters’ loud chanting of slogans such as “Free Tibet”, “Human Rights in Tibet” and “China: Stop Killing Tibetans in Tibet” are expected to be heard within the walls of the Chinese Embassy. In the past, Chinese Embassy officials were seen taking photographs of the protesters through their windows.

After the rally, the Tibetan Community UK will host a cultural event at the Indian YMCA, W1T 6AQ where Tibetan food will be served. The official cultural programme starts at 4pm and ends at 6pm. Free Tibet and others will put up information and merchandise stalls.

Join the protest and show your support and solidarity with the Tibetan people.

Useful links:

Tibetan Community


Author: Tsering Passang (Tsamtruk)

NGO Professional | Activist | Author | Founder and Chairman, Global Alliance for Tibet & Persecuted Minorities (GATPM)

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