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Tibet Protests World-Wide, Dalai Lama Speaks Out

by Rob Walker | March 17, 2008 at 12:29 pm | 426 views | 3 comments
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Protests continued over the weekend in many places across the world, including major demonstrations in Paris, New York, Melbourne and The Hague in the Netherlands.
The spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama, called for a probe into how and why protests broke out across the region.
Large protests are planned in London and India,
Check out NowPublic’s coverage of the protests in Tibet here, or read about how China blocked over the weekend due to the proliferation of protest videos.

Tibet’s government-in-exile, which operates from the northern Indian town of Dharamsala, says it wants the international community and the United Nations to send delegations to Tibet to verify how and why the protests erupted in the region.

Support for the Tibetan protest movement was also displayed across the globe this past weekend, with demonstrations taking place in Paris and New York, among other places. In the Netherlands, several hundred people gathered outside the Chinese embassy in the country’s political capital, The Hague. One demonstrator managed to enter the grounds of the embassy, take down the Chinese flag and replace it with the flag of Tibet.

The European Union said Monday it was deeply concerned about unrest in Tibet and urged China not to use force against demonstrators.
“We urge the Chinese authorities to refrain from using force against those involved in unrest and call on demonstrators to desist from violence,” The 27-nation bloc said in a statement.

March 17, 2008 at 12:29 pm by Rob Walker, 426 views, 3 comments

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Photos of a demonstration in favour of Tibet on 03/16/08 in Paris. This action was lunch by France Tibet ( and the call is available on .
Police forces used barriers near the Chinese Embassy. Then they used lachrymal gas against the demonstrators. Kids were affected but this wasn’t as violent as in Tibet.

Eyrennay has contributed a photo to this story.

These pictures come from a vigil held in Bangalore, India. Most of the participants were Tibetan refugees who are now living and studying in India.

ryan linke has contributed a photo to this story.

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