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Sydney Tibetans and ATC supporters join campaign to save Larung Gar & Yachen Gar

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Tibetans and ATC supporters walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Sunday to shine a spotlight on China’s latest attacks at two major Buddhist centres in Tibet, Larung Gar and Yachen Gar. The recent demolitions of buildings and eviction of hundreds of monks and nuns from the two monasteries are part of an intensifying political and religious repression in Tibet. By 2017, China plans to cut the population of 10,000 at Larung Gar by half.

The rally, organised by the Sydney Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, called for a halt to the destruction of Tibet’s monasteries and for the protection of Tibetans’ rights to practice their religion. 

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