Roundabout of Tibet in Warsaw

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City of Warsaw
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On October 24th at the roundabout of Tibet, at the corner of Kasprzaka Street and Prymasa Tysiąclecia Avenue, the memorial blackboard was exposed, which is dedicated to the heroes of the National Uprising in Tibet in 1959.

The words written on the blackboard say:

"In memory of the heroes of the National Uprising in Tibet. On March 10th  1959 in the streets of Lhasa the National uprising in defense of the Tibetan identity began, in which at least 86,000 Tibetans were killed. In retaliation the Tibetan leader Dalai Lama and many of his countrymen were forced to flee the country and seek for refuge. In 2009 the City of Warsaw named the XIV Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatsogave an Honorary Citizen of Warsaw”.

- I deeply appreciate the continuous acts of solidarity and support shown to us by residents and the authorities of Warsaw. Establishing the roundabout with the name "Roundabout  of Tibet" is another bridge connecting the city of Warsaw with the Tibetans. - Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso wrote in his message.

The ceremony was attended by the Mayor of the City of Warsaw, Ms.Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, the authorities of the District Wola and representatives of the Other Space Foundation (Fundacja Inna Przestrzeń) – the original initiators of  the action. The representatives of Tibetan communities in Poland were also present, who sang the national anthem of Tibet in the end of the ceremony.

The Other Space Foundation (Fundacja Inna Przestrzeń) is planning to open the Tibetan Gallery in the next few years, which will present the most important symbols associated with the culture and history of Tibet.

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