Tibetan flag raised at Richmond City Hall

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Tibetan flag raised at Richmond City Hall
The City of Richmond and the Tibetan Association of Northern California celebrated the raising of the Tibetan flag at Richmond City Hall on March 9, 2020. (Photos by Mike Kinney)

By Mike Kinney

Dozens gathered today to raise the Tibetan flag at Richmond City Hall.

The flag will remain raised at City Hall for one week, according to organizers, to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the Tibetan national uprising against China’s invasion and occupation of their land.

Today’s commemoration was hosted by the City of Richmond and the Tibetan Association of Northern California, located at 5200 Dalai Lama Ave. in Richmond. Last year, Richmond City Council voted unanimously to rename the part of Huntington Avenue in Richmond where the association is located to “Dalai Lama Avenue.”

City Council Member Eduardo Martinez presided over the Tibetan Flag raising ceremony. He presented Tibetan delegation with a City of Richmond proclamation of solidarity.

“Here we are 61 years later and Tibetan resistance is very alive and kicking to stand with truth and justice,” said Tsering Choedup, secretary general of the Tibetan Association of Northern California “And that is what the Tibetan resistance and people are standing up for.” 

For more information on the Tibetan Association of Northern California, visit here.