Wednesday, March 19, 2008


"Initially led by monks, the demonstrations began peacefully on March 10, the anniversary of a failed uprising in 1959 against Chinese rule, and then spiraled out of control."

Yes the invasion of Tibet by the Chinese in 1959 is called a "failed uprising". Hard to believe.

See for yourself, here.

Too late, sorry, the article has been rewritten. The article now omits mention of the anniversary, or the word "monks", and now reads:

"The protests have been the biggest challenge in almost two decades to Chinese rule in Tibet, a Himalayan region that the People's Liberation Army occupied in 1950 after several decades of effective independence."

In 1959, the Dali Lama fled to India. (Wikipedia)

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