Saturday, March 29, 2008

AP Report: Protests at Tibet monasteries

AP[Saturday, March 29, 2008 22:07]
By SCOTT McDONALD Associated Press Writer

BEIJING — New protests broke out Saturday at two monasteries in the Tibetan capital Lhasa, activists and the region's government-in-exile said, as China tried to blunt criticism of its crackdown.

One protest was at Lhasa's Ramoche monastery, where the March 14 demonstrations that led the crackdown began, said Kate Saunders of the Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet.

Citing witnesses in the city, Saunders said there were "some reports of fighting," but she had no other information.

People also protested at the Jokhang Temple, a major Buddhist site in Lhasa, the government-in-exile of the Tibetan Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, said on its Web site. The India-based government gave no other details. Full Article Link

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