Global Action: Tibetan Independence Day
Tibetan Independence Day 2015:
This year, Tibetans and supporters participated in the #TibetFlagChallenge to make the Tibetan flag one of the most recognizable flags in the world in an effort to "secure the past and shape the future." Through group and individual efforts, we made sure to continue organizing countless flag-raising ceremonies, concerts, teach-ins and protest actions to commemorate Tibetan Independence Day. Here's a look back at some of the many creative actions taken in 2015 for Tibetan Independence Day:
Tibetan Independence Day 2014:
Tibetans and supporters across the world organized flag-raising ceremonies, concerts, teach-ins and protest actions at Chinese embassies and consulates to commemorate Tibetan Independence Day. We raised our flags high and unfurled images of the Tibet-China Treaty of 821-822 AD that clearly marks Tibet's historical boundary with China. This treaty is engraved on a stone pillar (Doring in Tibetan) that still stands outside the Jokhang Temple in Tibet's capital Lhasa today. Together, we challenged China’s propaganda about Tibetan history and strengthened the case for Tibetan self-determination on the global stage.
Send a letter to the Chinese government to accept the truth of Tibet’s independent past and to end the illegal occupation of Tibet.
This is a simple but powerful action we can all take to help secure the legacy of Tibet's independent past and shape a future in which His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and all Tibetans can reunite in a free Tibet.
Read SFT's Press Release - https://www.studentsforafreetibet.org/media-center/press-releases/press-releases/global-events-commemorate-legacy-of-the-tibetan-empire-on-second-annual-tibetan-independence-day
Check out events from around the world:
San Francisco, California
Delhi, India - Freedom Concert
Kolkata, India Delhi, India
Phnom Penh, Cambodia