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星期一, 三月 17, 2008

peaceful Tibetan protesters at 2008-3-14


Friday, March 14, 2008

More from Lhasa

Harder to get photos today as there is a very heavy police/army presence just outside our hotel.

Before I continue with some updates from today and videos from yesterday, I want to make one thing clear because all of the major news outlets are ignoring a very important fact. Yes, the Chinese government bears a huge amount of blame for this situation. But the protests yesterday were NOT peaceful. The original protests from the past few days may have been, but all of the eyewitnesses in this room agree the protesters yesterday went from attacking Chinese police to attacking innocent people very, very quickly. They appeared to target Muslim and Han Chinese individuals and businesses first but many Tibetans were also caught in the crossfire.

This video is an excellent example:

Rapidshare is a bit tricky to use. What you have to do after clicking the link is scroll to the very bottom and press the Free button on the bottom right. Then you have to wait a certain amount of time (there will be a countdown mid-page) and then a password will appear - enter the password in the box and then you can download the video.

This motorcyclist, who I assume the protesters identified as Han Chinese, was simply riding up Beijing Street when the video took place. He was not army, not police, not doing anything other than riding his motorcycle.

from: http://kadfly.blogspot.com/2008/03/more-from-lhasa.html

Compare with Photos and Comment by Spiegel Online:
"Aufstand in Tibet: Panzer, Schüsse, brennende Autos"

the Knowledge page about Tibet of Spiegel is impartial/明镜周刊关于西藏的介绍还算中立:link

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