Through The Static

March 14, 2008

Protests turn violent in Tibetan capital

Filed under: Activism,Politics,Religion,World News — Tranimal @ 8:11 am

Via AP:

Protests led by Buddhist monks against Chinese rule in Tibet turned violent Friday, with shops and vehicles torched and gunshots echoing through the streets of the ancient capital, Lhasa. A radio report said two people had been killed.Pro-Tibet protests were also staged in India and Nepal. In Katmandu, Nepal police scuffled with about 1,000 protesters, including dozens of Buddhist monks, during a rally. About 12 monks were injured. Police arrested dozens of pro-Tibet protesters near the Chinese embassy in New Delhi, India. In Lhasa, the largest demonstrations in nearly two decades against Beijing’s 57-year-rule of Tibet began Monday, coming at a critically sensitive time for China as it attempts to portray a unified and prosperous nation ahead of the Beijing Olympic Games in August. 

The AP story says 2 people dead, but a friend from Students for a Free Tibet just told me over 32 people are dead. I am in a state of shock and awe. Almost the same as when the people in Burma rose up in the face of such oppression. I am in shock of their courage for freedom and liberation especially to fight against such a fascist state such as China. I am with you in solidarity.

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