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 Potala Palace, the home of the Dalai Lama, to protect his life and the future of the Tibetan nation.
Fifty-four 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 107 Tibetans have sacrificed their lives for freedom and happiness to be returned to Tibet.
Please watch Cry of The Snow Lion to gain a better understanding:
And come take action in the streets!
San Francisco Schedule:
8:00am-9:00am l Tibetan Flag Raising Ceremony @ Berkeley City Hall
10:00am-12:00pm l Gather @ San Francisco City Hall
12:00pm-1:00pm l March to Chinese Consulate
1:00pm-2:30pm l Protest @ Chinese Consulate
2:30pm-4:30pm l March to Union Square
5:00pm-8:00pm l Evening Program @ San Francisco Union Square