Fifty years after their failed uprising against Chinese rule, Tibetans, from Lhasa to London, are seething.
As a show of resolve, monks, merchants, and expats vowed not to celebrate Losar -- the joyous Tibetan New Year festival -- this year, choosing instead to mourn those who died in violent clashes in Tibet last March. Protests in China, meanwhile, continue to be marred by self-immolations, with a monk setting himself ablaze in protest last month.
In a statement issued Feb. 25, Tibetans' spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, acknowledged their frustration, but urged patience and restraint. "It is difficult to achieve a meaningful outcome by sacrificing lives," His Holiness said.