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Tibetan women commemorate uprising day against Chinese aggression

March 15, 2010

12 Mar 2010
Asian News International (ANI)

Dharamsala, Mar 12: Hundreds of exiled Tibetan women took out a peaceful
rally in Dharamsala on Friday to mark the 51st anniversary of the Tibetan
Women's Uprising Day which came two days after an uprising led by the Dalai
Lama against Chinese rule in 1959.

Members of the Tibetan Women's Association (TWA) together with schoolgirls
and nuns marched through the streets carrying placards and waving the
Tibetan flag as they raised anti-China slogans.

Today we are commemorating the 51st anniversary of National Tibetan women
uprising that happened in 1959 in Lhasa. A peaceful rally that took bythe
Tibetan women for over a week fighting for rights of Tibetan people. So,
every year we commemorate it, said B. Tsering, an activist.

Every year, the anniversary day commemoration is marked by widespread
protests across the globe.
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