Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March 10th, the 51st Anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising Day

51 years ago today, March 10, the Tibetans stood up and fought against the repression of the Communist Chinese government. So many Tibetans died that day and more after that. The Dalai Lama fled to India in 1959 and has been trying hard to solve the Tibet issue in a peaceful manner...a dialogue with the Chinese government. However, the Chinese government has refused to even meet this Buddhist monk. "I am just a simple monk," the Dalai Lama says. Why China does not want to meet this simple monk?


We began the rally in Brooklyn at 8AM and walked on the Brooklyn Bridge, then gathered at the U.N.Plaza. Several hundred came. Fortunately the weather was so nice this year. I have been coming to this rally for over 10 years and it has been always icy cold on March 10th! 今朝はブルックリンで集合後、ブルックリン橋を渡り、国連プラザで集会。数百人が集まりました。

Then we marched through the Times Square as we kept shouting, "Free Tibet!" Many pedestrians stopped and applauded us. The big rally was escorted by the New York police along the way to the Chinese consulate where we were not allowed to be near. We had to continue our rally from one block away on the West Side Highway. Then, we head down to the Union Sq. to gather for the evening rally. I was exhausted, but felt good to be with all my Tibetan fellows.



  1. 理麻さん、こんなラリーがあったのですね、知りませんでした。昨日は夕方からユニオンスクエア近辺にいたのですが、気付きませんでした。残念!

  2. ユニオンスクエアも広いし、色々なイベントがあるので気付かないこともありますよネ。平和、、。使われすぎてきた言葉ですが、なかなか実現しない言葉でもありますねえ。


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