Friday, March 14, 2008

In Solidarity with Tibetans protesting inside Tibet.

Hundreds and thousands of Tibetans and several foreign supporters held candle light vigil in Dharamsala on Friday, March 14, 2008, to express their solidarity as fellow Tibetans steered strings of protest demonstrations across Tibet against China’s occupation of Tibet. The exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama on Friday called on the Chinese leadership to "stop using force and address the long-simmering resentment of the Tibetan people through dialogue with the Tibetan people," amidst reports of Tibetans killed in the protests. (Photo by Tenzin Dasel /

At least 12 monks injured during Tibet protest in Nepal

AP[Friday, March 14, 2008 23:24]
KATMANDU, Nepal- Police scuffled Friday with about 1,000 protesters, including dozens of Buddhist monks, during a rally in Katmandu in support of demonstrators in Tibet. About 12 monks were injured.

The protest began as a candlelight rally at a prominent Buddhist shrine. It quickly became an angry march, as protesters tried to make their way Friday evening to the Chinese embassy. Police scuffled with the protesters to stop them from marching.

"Today we are demonstrating to support our people in Tibet," said Gampa Lama, a monk from Nepal's community of Tibetan exiles. "We are urging the Chinese government for a peaceful resolution."

80 Tibetans Arrested in India

Phayul[Friday, March 14, 2008 22:27]
New Delhi, March 14 - Around 80 Tibetans have been arrested by police this evening. The Tibetans were protesting at the Chinese Embassy in the Indian capital against the massive crackdown by Chinese armed forces in Tibet's capital Lhasa and Labrang, Amdo.

Reports of Chinese police killing at least 2 Tibetans have enraged the Tibetan community in exile who have started carrying out activities in their localities.

The Tibetans in Dharamsala staged a peaceful candle light vigil today to show solidarity to the Tibetans in Tibet. At the time of filing this report, Tibetans in New York are carrying out a protest demonstration outside the Chinese Embassy to condemn the killing of innocent Tibetans by armed Chinese police.

Meanwhile, the 100 core marchers who had left Dharamsala for Tibet have been detained in Jwalamukhi near Kangra.

The women activists of Tibetan Youth Congress who were arrested earlier are sitting on hunger strike in jail.

Tibetans Protest Against China at the United Nations

AP[Saturday, March 15, 2008 01:20]
Associated Press

Dozens of Tibetans, young and old, held a noisy protest against Chinese rule outside the United Nations today while President Bush was speaking elsewhere in Manhattan. Three demonstrators tried unsuccessfully to enter the United Nations and six were arrested, officials said.

The protesters carried placards and Tibetan flags, bearing dragons and a yellow sun with red and blue rays, and shouted "Free Tibet!" "No freedom, no peace, no Olympics!" and "Wake up United Nations!"

HRW Asks for Release of Tibetans

UPI[Friday, March 14, 2008 21:19]
Human Rights Watch Friday asked India, Nepal and China to release Tibetans detained for trying to observe their 1959 uprising day against Chinese rule.

Human Rights Watch, in a report released in Washington, said the governments should allow the Tibetans to demonstrate peacefully.

Human Rights Watch issued its call after Tibetans in Lhasa, Tibet, and Tibetan refugees in India and Nepal were dispersed and arrested as they tried to observe the anniversary of their failed uprising against Chinese rule.

More Protests are being held elsewhere... Will post as I find reports...


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