New Violence In Tibet

New violence has broken out in volatile Tibet leaving a reported eight dead according to Tibetan human rights sources. The London based Free Tibet Campaign said police on Friday fired on hundreds of Buddhist monks and civilians who marched on local government offices to demand the release of two monks who were detained for possessing photographs of the Dalai Lama. Xinhua News Agency, which represents the views of the Chinese government, reported that government official was seriously injured in some type of conflict with someone, most probably the so-called “suicide squads” supposedly organized by “terrorist” Tibetans. According to official reports, an official was “attacked and seriously wounded” which necessitated the police to fire “warning shots and put down the volence.”

Spokespeople for the Free Tibet Campain insist the incident began due to efforts of Chinese officials to compel monks to denounce the Dalai Lama and when monks refused to allow entry into the Garze monastery, a conflict to ensued. This resulted in 700 monks and 400 civilians marching on a local government headquaters where the shooting began. Wtnesses said at least three monks and a woman were among the dead.

The Chinese government is doing everything in its power to cause protests, and even boycotts of the Olympics. If more monks are killed it might result in some athletes of government to boycott the entire Olympics.

  • Robert Smith

    The people from allover the world should close look at the real cause the current trouble. FREE TIBET is real cause of the troubles and should held the responsibility for all killed innocent civilian and there followers. FREE TIBET is actually challenge the government and claiming religion war (like post-Red Cross Army) to Chinese government. The history can not go backwards to the Slavery System. No system is perfect. But the current system is far better than Slavery System, so FREE TIBET for what? Chinese government is doing well for development of its country that prove the current system works. Only those blinds can’t see the great achievements of China experiencing fastest growth period in its entire history. Only those brainless ones still want boycott its Olympic game. It’s really unfair.

  • Victor Yellen

    Robert, thank you for the excellent comments.

    People need to know the truth about Tibet and the agendas of the exile Tibetan government. Michael Parenti is an internationally known award-winning author, lecturer, and political analyst. Here is an article about Tibet that he wrote back in 2007:

    There is also excellent information on Wikipedia: