A phrase uttered by those completely ignorant of history. Little does the speaker know that the Dalai Lama's reign in Tibet was plagued with slavery and abuse of his people, so long as they weren't Gelug Tibetan Buddhists (the Dalai Lama's sect).
Ignorant Protester: Free Tibet!

Intelligent man/woman: While Chinese rule in Tibet has been bad, it's nothing compared to what Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, did to Tibet

Ignorant Protester: The government is messing with your hand man! You don't know nothing dude!
by BlackTokyo April 25, 2009
An over used catchphrase especially in the West. See pop culture

Im not pro China and its undeniable that China has a poor track record when it comes to human rights.

However, 99 out of 100 people ever used this catchphrase is either oblivious of the true situation in Tibet, or refuses to acknowledge the fact that in other parts of the world, human rights abuse perpetrated by the American government is far worse. Not forgetting the body count of course.

Usage of this term is particularly popular with attention-hungry celebrities and teenage kids who cant even locate Tibet on the map.
Redneck :
Those friggin chinks! President Bush should liberate Tibet the American way- by sending our kids over there and killing every single chink! Free Tibet !

Someone with brains :
Lets not forget Iraq, Afghanistan and West Bank. Just because China does not have major interests in those places doesnt mean the people there dont deserve any international attention.

Redneck :
Screw them!
by ottowe August 8, 2008
A bunch of retards self-acclaimed as Human Right Activists, but never have a proper history and political education. Mainly funded by nations of FREEDOM that ATTACKED IRAQ, BOMBED KUWAIT, SLAUGHTERED MAI`LAI in the name of DEMOCRACY and FREEDOM.

good job, western spys.
Why Free Tibet will never work? Nuke storage, CCP above 100, Tibet Seperationists, none.
by YourChineseSugarDad October 9, 2018
Term used by Westerners that doesn’t really work because Tibet was heavily invested in by the CCP and their previous government used to be a theocracy, and Tibet hasn’t protested since 2015.
Westerner: Free Tibet!
Actual Tibetan: I really don’t care if we get independence
by SomeRandomUrbDicBruv June 15, 2022