On 5 March, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet in conjunction with Tibet Society, organised a wreath laying ceremony at the Innocent Victim’s Memorial of Westminster Abbey.
The wreath was laid in memory of all Tibetans who have lost their lives as a result of China’s occupation of Tibet since 1950 and to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising that began in Tibet’s capital city Lhasa, on 10th March 1959.
The Reverend Anthony Ball, Canon in Residence at Westminster Abbey and Khenpo Kadrak Ngodup Sonam, Member of Tibetan Parliament-in-exile delivered prayers to mark the occasion. Khenpo Kadrak Ngodup Sonam is part of a four-member Tibetan Parliamentary delegation who are currently visiting the UK 4-11 March 2019 and who will be travelling to the Scottish Parliament tomorrow.
Hon Chris Law MP (SNP) and co-chair of APPGT reiterated his continued support for the Tibet issue. The ceremony was attended by 3 other Members of the UK
parliament including Rt Hon Tim Loughton, MP of the Conservative Party; Hon Kerry McCarthy, MP and Hon Karen Lee, MP both from the Labour Party.
The Tibetan Community in the UK, Free Tibet and other Tibet support groups joined in the ceremony, as well as members of the Tibet Society.