Tibetans and supporters protest against China for political prisoners at UN in NYC on March 10 Tibetan Uprising Day
Orange refers to Tibet's original land boundaries, subdivided into provinces by China and designated as Tibetan (and other ethnic minorities) autonomous areas.
Portland, protestors on Tibetan Uprising Day
Tibet Autonomous Region
Gansu Province
Qinghai Province
Sichuan Province
Sign from 2008 Olympic protests
Tibetans arrested by Chinese authorities. The signs list their crime and their name.

Numerous peaceful protests and demonstrations were held to commemorate the 49th anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan Uprising Day, when the 14th Dalai Lama escaped from Tibet.

- 2008 Tibetan unrest

In 2008, a series of riots and violent clashes broke out in the Tibetan city of Lhasa when monks were arrested during peaceful demonstrations.

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Tsarong Dazang Dramdul and several Tibetan monks captured by the PLA during the uprising

1959 Tibetan uprising

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Reached in 1951.

Reached in 1951.

Tsarong Dazang Dramdul and several Tibetan monks captured by the PLA during the uprising
The 14th Dalai Lama in 1956
17 March 1959: Thousands of Tibetan women surround the Potala Palace, the main residence of the Dalai Lama, to protest against Chinese rule and repression in Lhasa, Tibet. Hours later, fighting broke out and the Dalai Lama was forced to flee to safety in India. Photograph: AP
The Jokhang, on whose roof the last Tibetan rebels had placed machine guns to defend themselves against the PLA

The annual 10 March anniversary of the uprising is observed by exiled Tibetans as Tibetan Uprising Day and Women's Uprising Day.

According to Warren W. Smith, this move was a "counter-propaganda" celebration following the 10 March 2008 unrest in Tibet.