Protest rally held to mark 60th Tibet uprising day in Canberra

60th Tibetan national uprising day, Tibetans and supporters in Canberra, Australia. (Photo courtesy: Canberra Tibetan Community)

(, Mar14’19) – In yet further reports about marking of the 60th Tibetan national uprising day, Tibetans and supporters from Canberra, Sydney, Nowra and Newcastle gathered in Australia’s capital, Canberra, and staged a march to the Chinese embassy, said the Central Tibetan Administration on its website Mar 13.

The report said that before the march, the protesters gathered at Garema Place where they were addressed by the Honourable Mr Michael Danby, member of the Australian Parliament. Mr Lhakpa Tshoko, the CTA representative for Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, has also addressed the gathering, as has Ms Sian Williamson, Amnesty International Representative and Mr Dharminder Sharma, Vice President of the India Australia Association of Canberra. Messages from members of the ACT Legislative Assembly, Minister Shane Rattenbury and Ms Caroline Le Couteur, were stated to have been read out.

Outside the embassy the protesters were addressed by Prof Liu, a Chinese pro-democracy advocate and former political prisoner. He is also the ACT Branch President of the Falun Dafa Association of Australia


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