Protestors rally in honor of Tibetan Uprising Day

Protestors rally in honor of Tibetan Uprising Day on March 10, 2005 in front of the Chinese embassy in Washington, DC.

Dozens of people from the greater Washington area gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington D.C. on March 10, 2005 to commemorate the 46th anniversary of Tibet Uprising Day. Despite windy weather and low temperature, the group protested for more than two hours to remind the world once again of the tragedy of the Tibetan people who have been suffering under Chinese occupation for almost half of the century. Recent reports by the U.S. State Department have again confirmed China’s poor record of serious human rights abuses against the people of Tibet.

Local Tibetans, other Washingtonians and also young people from Canada, Australia and the Czech Republic were participating in this non-violent protest organized by the Capital Area Tibetan Association (CATA) and ICT, during which they were also listening to the recorded Dalai Lama’s Uprising Day message from Dharamsala. In addition, several speakers shared their experience and statements including Mary Beth Markey, Executive Director, ICT, Karma Zurkhang, President of CATA, and Richard Felker III of Students for a Free Tibet. In the end of the rally, the demonstrated recited the Tibetan Prayer of Truth and prayed for people in Tibet whose courage and non-violent resistance against China is being admired worldwide.