Saturday, April 19, 2008

Just Another Day With Your Olympic Hosts

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, after a protest on Thursday, 4/17/08 in Qing-hai province's Tongren county in western China, "police moved in, beating participants and detaining more than 100 monks and laypeople," reported the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy. The Tibetans were demanding the release of clergy detained at a March 16 protest.

Receptionists at Tongren hotels....

refused to give their names (to reporters) for fear of retaliation by authorities. Officials have reportedly offered rewards for information on people leaking news of unrest to the outside world, where parts of the Olympic torch relay have been disrupted by anti-China protests.

Another term for this: police state.

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