CANBERRA: Tibetans and Tibet supporters in Canberra, Australia, today marked 58 years since the failed rebellion against the Chinese troops in Tibet on 10th March, 1959, which was retaliated by a stricter crackdown on the Tibetans by the Chinese government.
A rally was organized in the city centre of Canberra, where speakers highlighted the various atrocities committed by the Chinese government against the Tibetans, in terms of environmental degradation, religious persecution, economic and social marginalization and deterioration of Tibetan language and culture. Canberrans were reminded of the power of democracy and encouraged to speak to their members of parliament (MPs) and representatives about their concern for Tibet, and to urge them to bring up the Tibet issue in the parliament. The attendees then marched towards the Chinese embassy, shouting slogans for human rights protection in Tibet and to allow Tibetans the right to self-determination.
ACT Tibetan Community Inc
Canberra, Australia, 10th March, 2017