Friday, 21 March 2008

Cute protester in Lhasa

It has been frustratingly difficult to get much information on what is going on in Tibet right now. The Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter's web edition presented a short video clip this morning, filmed by Australian tourist Mike Smith in Lhasa. Smith filmed Tibetan rioters attacking Chinese stores and vehicles, and one of the protesters saw him with his camera, and seized the chance and spoke a little bit about the reasons behind the protests. Below are screenshots and full English transcript of DN's Swedish subtitles:

"In Lhasa we have no freedom. The Chinese government tells the whole world that the Tibetans are free."

"But we are not. We don't have any religious freedom."

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