10 December 1988

10 December 1988

A well-planned protest erupted in Lhasa. Chinese police opened fire on protesters, including foreigners, and Dutch national Christa Meindersma who was shot in the shoulder. PHOTO - Tibet Watch

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September 1988

September 1988

Nine monks from Drepung Monastery staged a protest in the centre of Lhasa Barkhor

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March 1988

March 1988

Protests took place in Lhasa; Tibetan sources say up to 30 Tibetans were killed.

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September and October 1987

September and October 1987

In response to China’s rejection of the Dalai Lama’s ‘Peace Plan’, large protests broke out in Lhasa.

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21 September 1987 Five Point Peace Plan

21 September 1987 Five Point Peace Plan

The Dalai Lama presented his ‘Five Point Peace Plan’ as a solution to the situation; China flatly rejected his proposals.

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1966 – 1976 The Cultural Revolution

1966 – 1976 The Cultural Revolution

Chairman Mao's communism campaign led to the destruction of 6,000 Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and cultural sites.

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1960 – 1962 Famine and destruction

1960 – 1962 Famine and destruction

China’s ‘Great Leap Forward’ led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Tibetans.

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1959 to 1965 The UN General Assembly

1959 to 1965 The UN General Assembly

Three resolutions raising grave concern at the suppression of fundamental human rights in Tibet were passed by the UN.

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30 March 1959

30 March 1959

The Dalai Lama and his escape party crossed the border into India.

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12 March 1959 Tibetan Women’s Uprising

12 March 1959 Tibetan Women’s Uprising

15,000 unarmed Tibetan women came together and rose up against the forced occupation of Tibet by the communist Chinese government.

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