Australia Tibet Council

Enabling everyone in Australia to be part of change in Tibet

10 March - Tibetan National Uprising Day rallies in Australia

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

tibetan uprising 195910 March marks the anniversary of the 1959 uprising by the Tibetan people against China's occupation of their homeland. Fearful of China's plans to abduct the Dalai Lama, thousands of Tibetans surrounded the Potala Palace to protect their leader and went on a demonstration on the streets of Lhasa. The Chinese government brutally crushed the demonstrations, leading to the death and imprisonment of thousands of Tibetans. The event led to the Dalai Lama's escape to India a week later. Tibetans have resisted China's rule ever since.

Every year, Tibetans and supporters around the world mark this date in their countries to remember those who lost their lives and celebrate the resilience of the Tibet movement.

Join rallies and marches, organised by the local Tibetan communities, in major Australian cities on Friday 10 March

Prominent speakers, activists and Tibetan community leaders will speak at these events. Community members will distribute flyers with the public to raise awareness of the situation in Tibet.


10.30 am to 11.30 am               Rally at Martin Place, City
11.30 am to 12.30 pm               March to the Chinese Consulate, Camperdown
12.30 pm to 1.30 pm                 Protest at the Chinese ConsulateTsundue

(Co-organised by the Sydney and Newcastle communities)


9 am to 3 pm                            Rally at the State Library of Victoria (forecourt), 328 Swanston St, City


12 pm to 3 pm                          Rally from Garema Place to Chinese Embassy

Bring Tibetan flags and placards.
Dress code - Black 


10 am to 2 pm                      March from King George Square to New Farm Park