The Statement of Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay on the 54th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day

“Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay: “On this day in 1959, thousands of Tibetans from all walks of life and all three regions of Tibet (U-Tsang, Kham and Amdo) converged in Lhasa to resist and protest the Chinese invasion and occupation of Tibet. We are the children of this tragic yet historic moment in Tibet’s rich, unique, 2,000-year history. Today, we are gathered here to re-dedicate ourselves to the brave struggle started by the selfless elder generation. We pay tribute to all those who have sacrifice their lives for Tibet. The yearning for freedom that moved them to undertake the epochal events of March 10, 1959 is a beacon that guides our present-day struggle to secure our basic freedom, dignity and identity. […]”