Why Tibet is boiling over

It began, oddly enough, with a balloon seller.

On Feb. 21, during a fireworks festival in the town of Tongren in Qinghai province, a Tibetan child tried to buy a balloon from a Chinese vendor. They argued over the price, and the vendor reportedly slapped the child in the face. When an older man began fighting with the balloon seller, the man was allegedly beaten and detained by a Chinese policeman, who was soon surrounded by a crowd of Tibetans.


1 Response to “Why Tibet is boiling over”

  1. 1 Anver Jeevanjee
    26 March, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Colonialism will not win whether this is in Africa (SUDAN &
    Angola) or Tibet.
    The quit Tibet movement has started just as in the British Empire. The days of Chinese imperialism must end soon. The downfall starts with Olympic torch and boycott of all Chinese goods – this brought South African apartheid to its knees and so will China perish 0 the world needs to act with one voice

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