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Chinese media reports Tibet riot

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on November 29, 2007

Chinese state media has carried a rare report of disturbances in Tibet.
Almost 200 people were involved in a riot following an argument between Buddhist monks and a local shopkeeper, Xinhua news agency said.

Shops and government offices were reportedly destroyed in the riot, which took place more than a week ago.

The agency said two Buddhist monks had been among seven people arrested. Xinhua gave no reason for the delay in reporting the riot.

‘Ethnic tensions’

The two monks were accused of robbing a Chinese-run motorcycle maintenance shop on 19 November in the town of Paingar, about 300km (190 miles) north-east of the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, Xinhua reported.

Yeah, right. Im sure monks were involved, but I’m more inclined to believe that Tibetans are a little tired of the Communist yoke. I wonder why it took so long for the news to get out?

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  1. Patrick Truax said, on November 29, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    Free Tibet!

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