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Tibetans remember 1959 uprising

By Loa Iok-sin  /  Staff reporter

Meanwhile, former DPP chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) voiced her support in a message on her Facebook page.

“Our grief for the more than 100 Tibetans who have self-immolated in the past three years is indescribable. As we are free, we should fight for the freedom of those who suffer and make the annual March 10 march a regular element in Taiwan’s social movement,” Tsai wrote.

Former US president John F. Kennedy expressed support for West Germany and people’s rights to pursuit freedom and human rights by saying that he was a Berliner in a speech in 1963, Tsai said.

“Today, the 54th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising, I offer the same support. I am a Tibetan. We are all Tibetans,” she wrote.

Additional reporting by Chris Wang and J. Michael Cole

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