March 10 [12:00 EST] -- Beastie Boy Adam Yauch will join Nobel Peace Prize winner José Ramos-Horta at Monday's Tibetan Uprising Day rally at New York City's United Nations building.
The rally, which was set to begin at 11 a.m. at Ralph Bunche Park across the street from the U.N., marks the anniversary of the Chinese military's violent suppression of a 1959 demonstration in Lhasa, Tibet.
At the Lhasa demonstrations, protesters were speaking out against the then recent Chinese occupation of Tibet, and the Save Tibet organization estimates that thousands were killed in the Chinese military's crackdown.
Since then, Save Tibet estimates that 1.2 million Tibetans have died as a result of the Chinese occupation of Tibet.
Tibet supporters are planning to march to the Chinese Mission to the U.N. and stage an act of civil disobedience. As a co-founder of the non-profit Milarepa Fund, Yauch helped to organize last year's Tibetan Concert in San Francisco. José
Ramos-Horta was recognized by the Nobel committee for his support of the people of East Timor.