Tibet Rally and March

There was a rally and march for Tibet this past Saturday on Zhongxiao Road in Taipei, Taiwan.

Thousands of people marched to show their support for Tibet and to show their fears that Taiwan might be next.

It was the 50th anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan Uprising, a rebellion to Chinese rule that led to the death of thousands of Tibetans and exile of the Dalai Lama.

Edit: For some much better writing on the march, have a look at David on Formosa.  Also have a look at Craig Ferguson’s photographs.

An exiled Tibetan monk joins in the protest in Taipei, Taiwan.

An exiled Tibetan monk joins in the protest in Taipei, Taiwan.

The march was along one of Taipeis busiest shopping avenues and many shoppers joined in the protest.

The march was along one of Taipei's busiest shopping avenues and many shoppers joined in the protest.

Thousands march at a rally to show support for a free Tibet in Taipei, Taiwan.

Thousands march at a rally to show support for a free Tibet in Taipei, Taiwan.

A man dressed in traditional Tibetan clothes prepares for a march in Taipei, Taiwan.

A man dressed in traditional Tibetan clothes prepares for a march in Taipei, Taiwan.

A man dressed in traditional Tibetan clothes prepares a giant picture of the Dali Lama for a march in Taipei, Taiwan.

A man dressed in traditional Tibetan clothes prepares a giant picture of the Dalai Lama for a march in Taipei, Taiwan.

A man dressed in traditional Tibetan clothes prepares for a march in Taipei, Taiwan.

A man dressed in traditional Tibetan clothes prepares for a march in Taipei, Taiwan.

Thousands march at a rally to show support for a free Tibet in Taipei, Taiwan.  Some DPP politicians also joined in.

Thousands march at a rally to show support for a free Tibet in Taipei, Taiwan. Some DPP politicians also joined in.

A gaint photograph of The Dali Lama at a march to show support for Tibet in Taipei, Taiwan.

A giant photograph of The Dalai Lama at a march to show support for Tibet in Taipei, Taiwan.

This panda kinda scared me.

This panda kinda' scared me.

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8 thoughts on “Tibet Rally and March

  1. Good series of shots. You covered it well. There is a small spelling mistake in Dalai Lama though. :-)

    • Thanks Craig. I’m so tired from this long hike I did today, my head is falling on the keyboard! (I’ll blog about the hike in a day or two)

  2. Great photos! Good to see you there.

  3. Pingback: Links 16 March 2009 - David on Formosa

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  5. Ashish

    Great shots Neil. I liked the 4th from bottom the most, nice perspective and composition.

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