2016 Tibetan Uprising Day

10 March marks the anniversary of the 1959 uprising in Tibet against the Chinese occupation. Every year, Tibetans and their supporters all over the world mark this date in their countries to show their support to Tibetans in Tibet.

In the UK this year, the 57th anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day will be marked with the following events:

  • Thursday 10 March, 1.30pm: protest outside Chinese Embassy, 49–51 Portland Place, London, organised by the Tibetan Community in Britain.
  • Thursday 10 March, 5 - 8pm: programme of speeches and Tibetan culture at Westminster Cathedral Hall, London, organised by the Tibetan Community in Britain.
  • Saturday 12 March: event in central London location, organised by Free Tibet - further details will be made available on this page once confirmed. You can also sign up to our mailing list to receive information.

The International Tibet Network will be updating this map with links to events happening around the world - you can add anything you're planning there too.

The events in London this year replace the march from Downing Street to the Chinese embassy which has been held in previous years, organised by UK Tibet groups (Free Tibet, Tibet Society, the Tibetan Community in Britain and Students for a Free Tibet). Traffic management costs have escalated significantly and unfortunately the annual march has become prohibitively expensive for the coalition of groups. 

View video and images of Tibet Uprising Day in London in 2015 below.

Tibet Freedom March London 2015