• Short Summary

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

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  • Description

    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:
    VLVAIEOQR0BCMQEP6QB8M3Y6UM7
    Media URN:
    VLVAIEOQR0BCMQEP6QB8M3Y6UM7
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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    TIBET/INDIA: TIBETANS PREPARE TO MARK 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF LHASA'S UPRISING AGAINST CHINESE RULE TIBET/INDIA: TIBETANS PREPARE TO MARK 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF LHASA'S UPRISING AGAINST CHINESE RULE

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