Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:53 PM
bemildred (67,757 posts)
Clashes spread in Tibetan region in China
BEIJING (AP) — Deadly clashes between ethnic Tibetans and Chinese security forces have spread to a second area in southwestern China, an overseas Tibetan activist group said Wednesday.
Two Tibetans were killed and several more were wounded Tuesday when security forces opened fire on a crowd of protesters in Seda county in politically sensitive Ganzi prefecture in Sichuan province, the group Free Tibet said. It quoted local sources as saying the area was under a curfew.
The reported violence comes as some 30 Tibetans who were wounded Monday when Chinese police fired into a crowd of protesters were sheltering in a monastery in neighboring Luhuo county, a Tibetan monk said. Military forces have surrounded the building, said the monk, who would not give his name out of fear of government retaliation.
The counties have been tense for some time, and at least 16 Buddhist monks, nuns and other Tibetans have set themselves on fire in protest in the past year. Most have chanted for Tibetan freedom and the return of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who fled to India amid an abortive uprising against Chinese rule in 1959.
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Wed Jan 25, 2012, 03:57 AM
David__77 (14,219 posts)
1. Pure BS as an article.
There is more than mere lazy journalism at work here. This article is pure BS:
"...the group Free Tibet said"
"a Tibetan monk said... who would not give his name"
How useful. Yes, I'm being sarcastic. Uncorroborated accusations, repeated faithfully by a major media outlet because it's a favored pet cause.