U.S Lawmaker Congressman Tom Suozzi attending the event of the March 10 Tibetan National Uprising Day held in New York, U.S., on March 10, 2020. Photo: TPI

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Washington, D.C. — To mark the 61st Anniversary of the Complete Control of Tibet by the People's Republic of China, U.S Lawmaker Congressman Tom Suozzi, issued his March 10 message saying, "We must stand with Tibet! Sixty-one years later, Tibetans are still demanding independence and the freedom simply to be Tibetan - to live freely in their own country."

Thousands of Tibetans all over the world on Tuesday observed the 61st anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day — revolted against China’s illegal occupation of a sovereign Tibet, holding objection rallies outside Chinese consular offices and also consular offices and also at the United Nations, while a program of pressure inside Tibet showed up to suppress commemorations.

U.S Lawmaker Congressman Tom Suozzi posted the following statement titled: "We must stand with Tibet!" on his own social networks on Facebook, in observance of the 61st anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day, which commemorates resistance to occupation by Chinese government forces in Tibet:

"We must stand with Tibet!," this was Congressman Suozzi's March 10 message delivered to the Tibetan people from New York, to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the Tibetan national uprising day — People of Tibet revolted against China’s illegal occupation of a sovereign Tibet."

"Today is the 61st anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising. On March 10, 1959, tens of thousands of Tibetans took to the streets of Lhasa, Tibet’s capital, rising up against China’s illegal invasion and occupation of their homeland," the U.S. lawmaker said.

"Sixty-one years later, Tibetans are still demanding independence and the freedom simply to be Tibetan - to speak their language, to practice their Buddhist religion, and to live freely in their own country," says Congressman Suozzi.

"Whether it's Tibetan Buddhists, Uighur Muslims, or the students in Hong Kong, we need to stand up and push back against China for its failure to promote basic human rights," Suozzi further said.

The U.S. lawmaker says "As a member of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, I will continue to stand up and call out oppression and religious persecution around the world."

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