Hundreds of Tibetans gathered in Vienna on Tuesday to mark National Uprising Day and protest against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The demonstration was organized by the Tibetan Community in Austria and Switzerland and took place outside the Chinese Embassy.
Protesters chanted slogans demanding human rights and an end to Chinese occupation of Tibet. They also called for the release of political prisoners and an independent investigation into allegations of human rights abuses in Tibet.
The demonstration coincided with the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan Uprising, when Tibetans rose up against Chinese rule. The protest was also held in solidarity with similar demonstrations taking place around the world, including in India and Nepal.
The Tibetan Community in Austria and Switzerland released a statement condemning China’s policies in Tibet and expressing their solidarity with the Tibetan people. The statement called on the international community to take action to hold China accountable for its actions in Tibet.
The protest in Vienna comes amid heightened tensions between China and the West over human rights issues. The United States and other countries have imposed sanctions on Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.
The Tibetan protesters in Vienna are hoping that their demonstration will draw attention to the plight of their people and help to bring about change in Tibet.