March 10, 2007
New York City
Photographed by Wayne Huang
The New York Tibetan community and
their supporters rallied at Daj Hammerskjold Plaza
at the UN and then marched down Third Avenue (turning
on 14th Street and then to Unioin Square) on Saturday,
March 20, 2007 in commemoration of the 1959 Tibetan
uprising. New York Cool photographer Wayne Huang
was on hand and he got these images. Dag
Here is a copy of the press release from the Tibetan
NY/NJ: "Thousands of Tibetans and supporters
commemorated the 1959 Tibetan Uprising with the
largest march and demostration ever held by Tibetans
in the tri-state area. This year marks the 48the
anniversary of the fateful day in 1959 when tens
of thousands of Tibetans in the capital city, Lhasa,
took to the streets to demand Chinese occupying
forces leave Tibet. Tibetans and supporters around
the world held protests in 56 cities and towns today
in what is now the largerst March 10th observation
since the 1959 uprising.
"On this important day, Tibetans
around the world remember and pay tribute to the
sacrifice of those courageous Tibetans who rose
up against the occupying Chinese forces in Lhasa,"
said Tenzin Kalden, President of the Regional Tibetan
Youth Congress. "Today, nearly fifty years
later, the situation inside Tibetan remains critical
and so Tibetans around the world continue the fight
for the restoration of freedom and independence
to our nation."
"Late last year, China faced
intense international condemnation when foreign
mountaineers at a Mt. Everest base camp releases
video footage showing Chinese border guards shooting
at a group of Tibetans attempting to cross the Nangpa
Pass into Nepal. A seventeen year-old nun, Kelsang
Namtso, was shot and killed and Chinese solders
captured many of those in the group at gunpoint,
including at least nine young children.
"As we approach the 2007
Beijing Olympics, the Chinese government must realize
that Tibetans are going to speak out against their
brutal occupation of Tibet," said Lhadon Tethong,
Executive Director of Students for a Free Tibet.
"We will use their Olympic Games as a platform
to expose China for its egregious human rights abuses
in Tibet and illegitimate rule over our people."
"The New York rallies featured
prominent guest speakers including Dr. Robert Thurman,
internationally renowned scholar of Tibetan Buddhism
and award-winning Tibetan writers, Jamyang Norbu
and Tenzin Tsundue."
Please visit www.March10.org
for more information on the protests worldwide.