In the midst of freezing European winter, the Tibet Solidarity Movement Group marked the milestone of completing a decade of uninterrupted solidarity demonstration, in front of the UN building in Geneva on 14 December 2022.
The Tibet Solidarity Movement was started by five Swiss-based Tibetan families in November 2011 to stand in solidarity with Tibetans who continue to undergo repression in Tibet. The Movement started its demonstration in front of the UN building in Geneva on 10 December 2012. Since then, they have gathered in front of the UN building in Geneva every second Wednesday of each month for a decade now with banners detailing the human rights violations in Tibet bordered on the three sides by Tibetan National flags and flags of Switzerland and the European Union.
Representative Thinlay Chukki accompanied by Kalden Tsomo of the Tibet Bureau in Geneva visited the demonstration site to acknowledge and express appreciation to the members of Tibet Solidarity Movement group. Representative Thinlay commended their dedication and commitment for holding uninterrupted vigil for a decade irrespective of weather conditions. As a mark of appreciation, Representative Thinlay offered a Tibetan traditional scarf to all the members of the Solidarity Movement Group.
The members thanked the Representative for her support and pledged to continue the vigil until there is genuine freedom in Tibet.
Marking the 10th anniversary of the initiative, the members of the group in coordination with the Tibet Bureau in Geneva met and submitted an appeal letter to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights urging the UN to take more concerted actions to protect the fundamental rights of the Tibetan people before the entire civilization of Tibetan people is annihilated under “Chinese Characteristic” drive by the Chinese Communist Regime.