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[Dublin] Tibetan National Uprising Day
March 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
On March 10, 1959, tens of thousands of Tibetans took to the streets of Lhasa, Tibet’s capital, rising up against China’s illegal invasion and occupation of their homeland. They surrounded the Norbu Linga Palace, the home of the Dalai Lama, to protect his life and the future of the Tibetan nation.
Fifty-Eight years later, Tibetans inside Tibet are unequivocally demonstrating that they will not be controlled by Beijing, nor can they tolerate the extreme repression they have been forced to endure for the past six decades. China’s rule has created a crisis in occupied Tibet. Repressive policies and the severe crackdown have provoked an unprecedented wave of self-immolations by Tibetan monks, nuns, teenage students, mothers with children and respected community members. At least 144 Tibetans have sacrificed their lives for freedom and happiness to be returned to Tibet.
It is with your support and energy that we can bring hope and change to the Tibetan people’s struggle, a human struggle for freedom. Tibetans are risking everything to ensure their message is heard and acted upon by the outside world. From every corner of the globe, no matter how small the gathering, we must respond in solidarity by standing up for Tibet.
We hope our members and the supporters will join us to make a difference in our event.