10 March 2013 is the anniversary of one of the most momentous days in Tibetan history; on this day in 1959 thousands of Tibetans in Tibet took to the streets of Lhasa to protest against Chinese rule and protect their leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
As China shelled Lhasa, the Dalai Lama was forced to escape from Tibet. In 2008, 10 March was the beginning of the most widespread opposition to China’s occupation of Tibet as protests swept the Tibetan plateau.
Fifty-four years later, Tibetans inside Tibet are unequivocally demonstrating that they will not be controlled by Beijing; strong, brave and defiant. Even under the extreme repression they have been forced to endure for the past six decades they continue to Stand Up For Tibet.
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.
From New Zealand to Norway, Japan to Canada, thousands of people around the world have taken part in the delivery of 50,000+ global citizens’ names who have pledged to Stand Up for Tibet.
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