Tibetans and friends of Tibet across the world commemorated the 64th Tibetan National Uprising Day to honour the Tibetan martyrs and express solidarity with the appalling situation in Tibet.
Hundreds of Tibetans took to the streets of Brussels on Friday to protest against the illegal Chinese occupation of Tibet. Tibetans gathered at the Schuman Roundabout also known as the European Quarter, which hosts the headquarters of the European Commission and the Council, to protest against decades of Chinese atrocities.
The protestors were seen carrying Tibetan flags, photographs of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, portraits of 157 Self-immolators, banners with slogans and portraits of political prisoners.
Carlo Luyck, President of Belgium Buddhist Union, ICT Brussel’s Carlo Luyck, David van der Maelen, Office of Tibet’s Secretary Thinley Wangdue, and representatives of Tibetan associations in Brussels were among the distinguished guests.
Secretary Thinley Wangdue reminded the gathering about the significance of the 10th March in the political history of Tibet. Tibetans that 10th March has touched the lives of Tibetans past and present.
“The day continues to inspire generations about courage, resilience, and the hope of the Tibetan people and one that continues to fuel the Tibetan freedom movement”, he remarked.
Following the addresses, protestors marched towards the Chinese Embassy shouting slogans. The protest was co-organised by the Tibetan Community of Belgium, the International Campaign for Tibet and Hiking 4 Children. Secretary Thinley Wangdue and Accoutant Tenzin Nordhen also joined the Official function.