--2 Tibetans March for a Free Tibet
         
Jan. 16, 2017
kalachakra 2011 051

Tibetans March for a Free Tibet

March 12, 2012, 2:00 pm
By Tescia Schell

March 10 marked the 53rd anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day. In commemoration, the Tibetan Association of Santa Fe held a march to the plaza Saturday morning.

After the recent self-immolations, Tibetans in Santa Fe are deeply saddened by the extreme acts of protest. Most recently an 18-year-old Kirti monk died in a self-immolation protest on March 10 behind Ngaba county military camp in eastern Tibet. “It’s a very very emotional and sad story that our brothers and sisters are dying there because our freedom is not there in Tibet,” Dorjee Gyalsten, a local Tibetan, tells SFR.  Tibetan Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay said, in a statement on the Tibetan National Uprising Day, that “The self-immolations are an emphatic rejection of the empty promises of the so-called ‘socialist paradise.’” The promised paradise Sangay mentions was the liberation China promised to Tibet in 1949.

After the march on Saturday, Tibetans and supporters returned to the Tibetan Center on Hickox Street for speeches, a documentary on the current situation in Tibet and a message by Lobsang Sangay, the political head of the Tibetan people.

Read his full statement here:  Statement of Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay

 

comments powered by Disqus
 

Morning Word: NM's Weak Ethics Enforcement

Morning Word Reports from elected officials that disclose their financial interests are weak to begin with, and reporting requirements are “not enforced or policed" in New Mexico. ... More

Jan. 13, 2017 by Julie Ann Grimm

Newsletters

* indicates required
Choose your newsletter(s):
December 21, 2016 by SFR  
January 4, 2017 by Steven Hsieh  
December 21, 2016 by Alex De Vore  
January 4, 2017 by Alex De Vore  

@SFReporter on Instagram

 

 
Close
Close
Close