Tibetan Uprising Day organizers lead march to UN

Several hundred Tibetans marched together from Downtown Brooklyn all the way to the United Nations building in Manhattan Friday, in observation of Tibetan Uprising Day.



Tibetan Uprising Day, observed every March 10, honors the 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese occupation.



This year marks the 58th anniversary of the uprising, and hundreds joined in the march to the U.N. building to show support for the Tibetan people still fighting for religious and political freedom from Chinese occupation.



Organizers say that despite a divided political landscape, they are hopeful the new United States administration will show support for their people.



"America plays a huge role in the world stage as a leader of the free world," says Urgyen Badheytsang, of Students for a Free Tibet. "And we believe that if America makes a strong stance, it can help other nations also join in and bring a call to the resolution to the crisis in Tibet."


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."