A Massive 'Free Tibet' Rally Took Over Downtown Toronto On Tuesday (VIDEOS)
The 6ix was just one city involved in a global march.
Come rain or shine, there always seems to be a march in the 6ix. A huge rally in Toronto in support of the "Free Tibet" campaign was seen clogging up Queen Street West and the surrounding areas on Tuesday, March 10. The rally, one of a number being held around the world, marks the 61st anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising.
Tibetan-Canadians and allies hit the street on Tuesday morning with flags and signs.
Videos of the rally were shared onto Twitter throughout the day and it could be seen choking up Queen West at one stage.
According to History, on March 10, 1959, Tibetans banded together and surrounded the summer palace of the Dalai Lama in defiance of Chinese forces.
It ended up being a failed uprising against the Chinese military forces that were in Tibet at the time.
And people around the world, not least in Toronto, were celebrating that cause on Tuesday.
Videos of the downtown rally show supporters walking on Queen with a police escort.
In some of the media, signs can be read to say things like "Remember 1959," "Tibet Was Never Part Of China," and "Tibet Will Be Free," to name just a few.
Ralliers were also heard chanting and holding both Canadian and Tibetan flags in solidarity.
Toronto Tibetans certainly seemed to make sure their voices were being heard, figuratively and literally.
And the 6ix wasn't the only place where protests took place on Tuesday.
Tuesday's march is just the latest supporting a cause in the 6ix.
Recent weeks and months have seen numerous solidarity protests in Toronto and across Canada in support of Wet'suwet'en Nation.
For example, just last week,walked out of class to support the First Nations cause.
While some of those marches blocked up parts of the city, judging by the lack of police public statements on Tuesday's march, the "Free Tibet" rally doesn't seem to have been too disruptive in the grand scheme of things.