US city declares ‘Tibet Day’ to mark Tibetan national uprising day

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The City of Albany in northern California of USA. (Photo courtesy:

(, Mar09, 2018) – The City of Albany in northern California of USA has proclaimed Mar 10, 2018 as ‘Tibet Day’. The proclamation for this purpose was issued Mar 5 by Mayor Peggy McQuaid in honour of the 59th Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising.

The proclamation expresses concern on the severe repression of Tibetans’ unique religious, cultural and linguistic heritages and vows to carry on the United States’s long history of support to the Tibetan people.

Mayor Peggy McQuaid. (Photo courtesy:
Mayor Peggy McQuaid. (Photo courtesy:

The proclamation said: “The Albany City Council affirms the determination of the Tibetan people in Tibet and outside, including the Tibetan Americans to retain their heritage. Now, therefore be it proclaimed by the Albany City Council that March 10, 2018, the 59th anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising, shall be officially recognized as ‘Tibet Day’.”

It also said the City of Albany stood in solidarity with the Tibetan people and their just, peaceful and non-violent movement.

The council has called on Californians, including Tibetan Americans, residing in Albany and surrounding regions, to gather to commemorate the 59th anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising.


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