While the world's deadly obsession with the Jews continues unabated, the Chinese government is killing Tibetans yearning for freedom. If China sits on the UNSC, can we expect a UNSC resolution? I hope this revolt is infectious and the oppressed of China take to the streets. Economic freedom means nothing without political freedom. Yesterday ...
"....hundreds of monks from sprawling Labrang monastery, shouting and punching the air, marched through the town of Xiahe in northwestern Gansu province. Police fired teargas to disperse protesters brandishing the Tibetan national flag showing snow lions."
Surrender by midnight or pay the penalty, China tells rioters in Tibet Times Online hat tip wolf
Hundreds of Tibetans who rioted in the streets of Lhasa, attacking Han Chinese with knives and rocks and burning shops and homes, must surrender to the Chinese military by midnight tonight (4pm today) or face severe punishment.
Thousands of People’s Liberation Army troops patrolled Lhasa yesterday to restore order in a city where furious Tibetans turned against ethnic Han Chinese and Hui Muslims over the weekend. Young Tibetans stabbed Hans, threw rocks and set fire to Han-owned shops. The violence was spreading quickly to provinces where many Tibetans live.
Casualty figures were confused. Beijing reported that ten people burnt to death in Lhasa and 12 police were seriously wounded. The Dalai Lama, denouncing what he called cultural genocide against Tibetans, said he did not know how many were dead but the toll could reach 80 or 100.
The unrest is the most serious to hit the deeply Buddhist Himalayan region in nearly 20 years. Its rapid spread to other towns on the Roof of the World, where most of the population are ethnic Tibetans, compounds China’s embarrassment just as it is eager to present an image of a stable, united and prosperous nation five months before the Olympics
UPDATE: DEADLINE PASSES
The deadline for Tibetan protesters to surrender to the police has passed, after a quiet day in the city of Lhasa.
China had given demonstrators in the city until midnight (1600 GMT) to give themselves up or face punishment.
Exiled Tibetans said security forces had been rounding up political dissidents and witnesses said there was a heavy police presence on the streets.
UPDATE: Wolf echoes my sentiments, "I personally believe that the Oympics should be cancelled, absurd for an oppressive regime to be hosting this. I think the oppression of the Dali Lama and the Tibetens by China is nothing short of despicable. Where has the UN ever been on this issue and this oppressed people who's land the Chinese confiscated? The money has been thrown and wasted on the so called Palestinian issue for the past 60 years especially post Oslo- on terrorists and is bathed in blood of Jews. Makes me sick. Of course Tibetens don't blow up people, planes and buildings, the Dali Lama is a friend of the Jews and Israel, is a major infidel, preaches peace and non-violence, doesn't have oil and the money to purchase propaganda and hate, so I guess he doesn't fit the bill for major funding, he's not a terrorist!.."
From Times Online: Chinese troops parade handcuffed Tibetan prisoners in trucks