Czech parliament not to display Tibetan flag on anniversary of Chinese occupation

The Czech Parliament will not participate in the international initiative “A Flag for Tibet” that is to take place Wednesday, which marks the anniversary of the 1959 uprising against the Chinese occupation of Tibet. Green party deputy Kateřina Jacques tried to garner support for the initiative, but only 74 deputies voted in favor of it. The initiative calls on ministries and other government buildings to display the Tibetan flag as a sign of support for the nation’s struggle for freedom. Last year, over 350 institutions in the Czech Republic took part and displayed the flag.

Author: Sarah Borufka