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Protests intensify in Tibet


BY: HAROLD MANDEL, TIBET (Examiner): Dissatisfaction with repressive conditions under Chinese rule in Tibet has lead to an intensification of protests. Gillian Wong has reported for the Tibet Sun on Nov. 9, 2012: Tibetans greet China’s leaders with protest. As the Communist Party elite gather in Beijing to elect new leadership, hundreds of Tibetans have demonstrated in western China with calls for freedom from Chinese rule.

Residents and people visiting the town of Rongwo have said the protesters have been mostly high school students, marching through the town shouting for independence and for the return from exile of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. This protest has been a large demonstration which has followed days of growing tensions in the town, which sits at the edge of the Tibetan plateau and which is dominated by the 600-year-old Rongwo Monastery.

A 22-year-old Tibetan farmer has said the protesters began gathering at about 4am near a local high school which is not far from the monastery and swelled into the thousands. These protesters have been led by hundreds of teenage students, who were joined by local farmers. It has been reported that the Chinese police kept a careful watch over the protest but did not immediately make any arrests.

The march has followed recent self-immolations by five Tibetans, two of them in the area near Rongwo. Tibetan Communist Party officials in Beijing, who have been attending the party congress, have told reporters they believed much of the blame for the spate of self-immolations fell on the Dalai Lama and his associates, whom they have said are instigating the protests. His Holiness the Dalai Lama of course says this is not true, and that self-immolations highlight Tibetan unhappiness with Chinese rule.

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