SEPTEMBER 27, 1987 – BLACK DAY TO FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY, AND PEACE IN TIBET


SEPTEMBER 27, 1987 – BLACK DAY TO FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY, AND PEACE IN TIBET

SEPTEMBER 27, 1987 – BLACK DAY TO FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY, AND PEACE IN TIBET

A new era in Tibetan Resistance Movement began on September 27, 1987 when Tibetans in Lhasa openly revolted against Chinese Occupation of Tibet.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada

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TIBETANS TAKE OUT MARCH TO OBSERVE 1987 LHASA UPRISING – DEHRADUN NEWS

Clipped from: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/tibetans-take-out-march-to-observe-1987-lhasa-uprising/articleshow/60859321.cms

DEHRADUN: The Tibetan population in the city observed Wednesday as ‘Black Day’ and took out a candle light march in the heart of the city to commemorate the 1987 uprising in Lhasa, Tibet, which began on September 27, that year.


A peaceful demonstration held on the day in Lhasa was stopped by Chinese authorities and in the days to follow, riots broke out in the city in which several Tibetans were attacked, taken to prison and some were killed.

The commemoration ceremony was organized jointly by Doon Valley Regional Tibetan Women’s Association (RTWA) and regional Tibetan Youth Congress. Tibetans across the city also came together and remembered those who sacrificed their lives for free Tibet. The Tibetan market also remained shut on the day.

Tibet came into the limelight in 1987, 28 years after the Dalai Lama’s flight in 1959. The 1987 Lhasa pro-independence demonstrations were a landmark in Tibetan history. From 1987 to 1992, about 140 protests and demonstrations were held in Tibet to oppose the Chinese rule in Tibet.

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