Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Crackdown in Tibet: Take Action!

Chinese authorities have initiated a serious crackdown in Tibet following the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal ceremony for the Dalai Lama last week.

In many places including Lhasa, celebrations have taken place despite the overwhelming presence of Chinese military and police.

Monks at Drepung monastery were forced to stop whitewashing a section of the monastery which used to be a residence of the Dalai Lama. Approximately 3,000 armed police surrounded the monastery and at least three monks were arrested.

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