Charlottesville under Tibetan flag [March 10]

Charlottesville under Tibetan flag [March 10]

On this date in 1959, the people of Tibet rose up against Chinese occupation. They weren’t able to drive the Chinese from their capital, Lhasa, and in the run-up to this summer’s Beijing Olympics, Tibetan refugees around the world are trying to draw attention to their nation’s plight. Here in Charlottesville, that effort takes the form of the Tibetan flag flying over City Hall—a measure voted on by City Council in honor of Tibetan National Uprising Day—plus a march along Main Street and past the Rotunda.

These Tibetan colors will fly over City Hall today.

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