Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Over the Brooklyn Bridge For a Free Tibet

Every March 10th, Tibetans and Tibet supporters hold marches to commemorate the 51st anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan National Uprising against China’s occupation. In Brooklyn, Tibetans gathered in Cadman Plaza Park Wednesday morning in preparation for a march across the Brooklyn Bridge.

There were speeches and music at Cadman Plaza. Then the group, which numbered roughly 200, marched into Manhattan to the United Nations for another rally.

From there they headed to the Chinese Consulate, then to Union Square Park for more music and speeches.

The event was organized by Students for a Free Tibet, who says that Chinese security forces are now a permanent presence in Tibetan towns and villages and a new “Strike Hard” campaign was launched in Lhasa in advance of this 51st anniversary, with hundreds of Tibetans being interrogated and harassed in recent days.

Photos by MK Metz

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