Tibetans mark anniversary of 1959 uprising

Last Updated: Friday, March 11, 2011 - 16:56

Chicago: Over 100 Tibetans wearing `Free Tibet` caps and placards gathered in downtown Chicago to mark the 52nd anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day against the Chinese rule.

Shouting slogans like `Resistance is justified when people are occupied`, `China, China Out of Tibet` and `Free Tibet`, the protesters walked from Water Tower Place to Chinese Consulate in downtown Chicago yesterday.

The protestors, however, were not allowed to rally at the entrance of the Chinese Consulate as police cars stopped them.

In January, when Chinese President Hu Jintao visited Chicago there were huge anti-China protests too.

"Even after 52 years we have not forgotten our country and we would like to take it back," president of the Tibetan Alliance of Chicago Lobsang Wangdak said.

"This year the Chinese have put restriction on tourists to go into Tibet from January to June so that they can oppress and the outside world would not be able to see," Wangdak added.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 11, 2011 - 16:56
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