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
Nine monks from Drepung Monastery staged a protest in the centre of Lhasa Barkhor
Protests took place in Lhasa; Tibetan sources say up to 30 Tibetans were killed.
In response to China’s rejection of the Dalai Lama’s ‘Peace Plan’, large protests broke out in Lhasa.
The Dalai Lama presented his ‘Five Point Peace Plan’ as a solution to the situation; China flatly rejected his proposals.
Chairman Mao's communism campaign led to the destruction of 6,000 Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and cultural sites.
China’s ‘Great Leap Forward’ led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Tibetans.
Three resolutions raising grave concern at the suppression of fundamental human rights in Tibet were passed by the UN.
The Dalai Lama and his escape party crossed the border into India.
15,000 unarmed Tibetan women came together and rose up against the forced occupation of Tibet by the communist Chinese government.