Tibetans, Activists March and Rally in NYC

Rallies were held at the Chinese Consulaten, and an evening vigil is planned in Union Square.

Saturday, Mar 10, 2012  |  Updated 5:21 PM EDT
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Tibetans, Activists March and Rally in NYC

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Tibetan exiles chant slogans during a rally in front of the Chinese Embassy to mark the 53rd anniversary of an uprising against Chinese rule, Saturday, March 10, 2012 in New York.

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Thousands of Tibetans and activists marched and rallied in New York City on Saturday to mark the 53rd anniversary of an uprising against Chinese rule.

 
The protesters walked across the Brooklyn Bridge in the morning and then marched again up Manhattan's East Side to a plaza outside the United Nations. Between 2,000 and 3,000 demonstrators participated.
 
Another rally was held outside the Chinese Consulate in New York, and an evening vigil was planned in Union Square.
 
Saturday marks the anniversary of a 1959 revolt in which Tibetans resisted an occupation by Chinese troops.
 
In the past 2 months, 14 people have set themselves on fire in Tibet to protest Chinese rule.
 
Tibetans also marched Saturday in several cities and towns in India, which is home to the Tibetan government-in-exile.
 
 
 

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