The Tibet Association of Ithaca held a march to honor an important day in their history on Thursday, March 10.
The Tibetans marched through the Ithaca Commons to raise awareness for the 63rd anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day, according to WENY News. The day commemorates Tibetans who died on March 10, 1959 in an uprising against the People’s Republic of China.
Tibet has been under de facto control by China since 1951. The 1959 uprising, which resulted in the deaths of Tibetan and Chinese forces, led to the exile of the Dalai Lama and roughly 80,000 other Tibetans.
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