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Tibetan protest at Federation Square in Melbourne

Tibetan Uprising Day protest at Fed Square in Melbourne Source: Amit Sarwal

The Tibetan Community of Melbourne today organized a protest in commemoration of the Tibetan Uprising Day to draw attention to the situation of the Tibetan people all around the world.


Today's protest was to remember the 1959 Tibetan uprising against the presence of the People's Republic of China in Tibet.

The failure of the Tibetan armed rebellion ultimately resulted in a violent crackdown on Tibetan independence movements, and the flight of the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso into exile.

Tsering Dorje, the President of Tibetan Community in Melbourne, said they want freedom in Tebet and hope that one day His Holiness Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso to return to Tibet.

Mikyoe Dorje, who was raised in India and migrated to Australia in 1998, said they want to draw attention to human rights issue in Tibet.