Netizens compares China’s Invasion of Tibet in 1959 to the current situation of Ukraine

On Tuesday, Netizens on Twitter compare China’s bombing of Tibet in 1959 with the current situation of Ukraine being boomed by Russia.

According to Wikipedia, The 1959 Tibetan uprising started on 10 March 1959, when a revolt breaks out in Lhasa, Tibet which had been under the effective control of the People’s Republic of China since the Seventeen Point Agreement was reached in 1951.

The initial uprising occurred in the middle of general Chinese-Tibetan tensions and in a context of confusion, as Tibetan protestors feared that the Chinese government might arrest the 14th Dalai Lama.

The protests were also charged with anti-Chinese sentiment and separatism. At first, the uprising consisted of mostly peaceful protests, but clashes quickly break out and the Chinese PLA (People’s Liberation Army) eventually uses force to put down the protestors, some of whom had captured arms.

The last stages of the uprising included heavy fighting, with high civilian and military losses. The 14th Dalai Lama escaped from Lhasa, while the city was fully reacquired by Chinese security forces on 23 March 1959. Thousands were killed during the 1959 uprising, though the exact number is disputed.