• Short Summary

    On Monday (March 10), Tibetans will mark the 40th
    anniversary of Lhasa's uprising against Chinese rule.

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  • Description

    ASSAM, INDIA (MARCH 31, 1959) (RTV) (MONOCHROME)
    VARIOUS DALAI LAMA ARRIVING IN INDIA (11 SHOTS)
    LHASA, TIBET AUTONOMOUS REGION (RTV FILE) (1987)
    MV PRO-INDEPENDENCE PROTESTERS MARCHING IN STREETS OF LHASA
    29
    TV MONKS STAGING PRO-INDEPENDENCE PROTEST
    34
    MV RIOT POLICE STORMING JOKHANG TEMPLE
    37
    SLV/TV TROOPS BEATING UP MONKS WITH TRUNCHEONS (2 SHOTS)
    46
    MV RIOT POLICE ARRESTING PROTESTERS AND BEATING THEM BEFORE TAKING THEM AWAY
    52 XIAHE, GANNAN TIBETAN AUTONOMOUS PREFECTURE, GANSU PROVINCE 1998 (RTV)
    GV TIBETAN MOUNTAIN VILLAGE NEAR FROZEN LAKE
    57
    SLV PILGRIMS WALKING STREETS
    03
    CU LITTLE BOY WEARING FUR HAT
    08
    WS MONKS PRAYING OUTSIDE MAIN HALL
    15
    SV FATHER AND SON KNEELING IN FRONT OF MONKS
    Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On Monday (March 10), Tibetans will mark the 40th
    anniversary of Lhasa's uprising against Chinese rule.

    China annexed Tibet in 1950 after a violent invasion by
    Chinese troops.

    On March 10, 1959, Tibetans rose up against Chinese
    troops in Lhasa, leading to a crackdown by the Chinese
    military.This date is being marked as Tibet's uprising day.

    On March 17, 1959, the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual
    leader, fled his homeland after an abortive uprising against
    Chinese rule.He left Lhasa on foot disguised as his own
    security guard.

    On March 31, India granted asylum to the Dalai Lama,
    allowing him to cross the border.Currently, over 100,000
    Tibetans live in exile in the northern Indian state of
    Himachal Pradesh.

    On March 8, 1989, martial law was once again imposed in
    Lhasa after continued rioting by Tibetan monks in 1987 and
    1988.China has clamped down repeatedly over the last decade
    on sporadic outbursts of pro-independence unrest, usually led
    by monks and nuns, sentencing many to long prison terms.

    China maintains a large military presence in the restive region.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAETLGJ9NODCGI1WMHGUOKN6ORD
    Media URN:
    VLVAETLGJ9NODCGI1WMHGUOKN6ORD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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