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“There is no greater sorrow on earth than the loss of one’s native land” – outside the Chinese Embassy, London, March 2013

© Rinzin Wangyal

In 1950 the Chinese invaded Tibet. Many Tibetans escaped across the mountains and found refuge in Europe, India and America. They can never go back to their homeland. 10 March is the Tibetan Uprising Day, marking the events of 1959 when thousands of Tibetans in Tibet protested against the illegal occupation of Tibet by the People’s Republic of China. This uprising led to severe crackdowns within Tibet and the Dalai Lama’s exile into India. On this date thousands of Tibetans and their supporters all over the world commemorate that day and show the People’s Republic of China they can’t stop the resistance movement.