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Tibet Riot flag used on March 10th 1959. The red flag charged with a snow lion facing the yellow sun
with two white square and a diamond on blue vertical panel hoist.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 14 December 2009
Concerning the white squares and diamond, I think it must be the Tibetan
heading system. I'm not sure of this, but I think we can see the flag on this
photo (the one on the right):
And perhaps on this one : http://www.jamyangnorbu.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/flags-horses.jpg
About the flag itself, I wonder if it couldn't be related to the Mimang Tsongdu (litt. : Popular Assembly), a local group showing its opposition to the Chinese occupation. When the 1959 Lhasa riot broke out, the Dalaļ-lama fled Tibet and the Mimang Tsongdu united together with a group from eastern Tibet, the Chushi Gandruk (see Tibetan Resistance) to form the Tensung Danglang Maggar (Volunteer Freedom Fighters for Tibet).
Corentin Chamboredon, 15 December 2009