Latest International reaction to 2008 Tibetan unrest Stories

2008-08-06 12:00:16

TWO Britons were arrested today for displaying Free Tibet banners near the Olympics stadium in Beijing. The British Embassy in the Chinese capital said it was investigating and making efforts to get access to the pair, who are members of the group Students for a Free Tibet. The protest group said four Tibet activists, including two from the US, were detained in Beijing after displaying two 140-square- foot banners outside the Bird's Nest stadium. The first read: "One World, One Dream:...

2008-08-06 12:00:16

OFFICIALS are investigating reports that two Britons have been detained in China after unfurling Tibetan flags and two banners outside the Bird's Nest Olympic stadium in Beijing, the British Embassy in Beijing said today. The protest group Students for a Free Tibet said four Tibet activists from Britain and the United States were detained in Beijing today after displaying two 140-square-foot banners outside the Olympic stadium. The first read: "One World, One Dream: Free Tibet" in...

2008-07-01 09:00:17

Text of report by Nepalese newspaper The Himalayan Times website on 1 July Kathmandu, 1 July: Police today arrested 42 Tibetan exiles from Fuklingkatti VDC [village development committee area] of Sindhupalchowk District near the China-Nepal border. Police inspector at the area police office Birendra Shahi said that 42 Tibetans were arrested when they were marching toward the Chinese border. They were protesting the China's crackdown in Tibet. The protesters had trekked for five days from...

2006-06-26 02:35:35

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Tibetan exiles living in India scaled the fence at the Chinese embassy and set fire to Chinese flags on Monday, protesting against a nearly-completed railway linking Tibet with the rest of China. Several protesters, some dressed in Buddhist robes, were arrested after a violent scuffle with embassy guards and police in New Delhi's diplomatic enclave. Dozens outside the embassy screamed "Free Tibet." The rail link between Qinghai province and the Tibetan capital,...

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