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Tibetan activists in India mark uprising’s 60th anniversary

March 10, 2019

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tibetan activists have put up posters and hoisted a Tibetan flag in India’s capital to mark the 60th anniversary of 1959 uprising against Chinese rule.

Activists are assembling in New Delhi are and planned to march later Sunday. Police in riot gear are patrolling the streets.

March 10 is the 60th anniversary of the abortive uprising, which resulted in the flight of Tibet’s traditional Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, into exile in India.

Nearly five decades later in 2008, anger exploded in a series of protests in an around Tibetan capital, Lhasa, that culminated in attacks on Chinese individuals and businesses.