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Day-by-Day Account from Reuters; China warns Gordon Brown; Clarification from HHDL March 20, 2008

Posted by Philip Ryan in Dalai Lama, News, Tibet.

Reuters has a day-by-day account of the “largest and most sustained protests Tibet has seen” since 1989.

China warns English PM Gordon Brown about getting cozy with the Dalai Lama.

And regarding his announcement that he would resign if the violence continied or esclated, the office of the Dalai Lama issued this clarification:

Dharamsala, 18 March, 2008: During a meeting with some representatives of the Media this afternoon, His Holiness repeated what he told Jonathan Mirsky of the Observer, London, more than fifteen years ago that if the majority of the Tibetans in Tibet resorted to violence in their freedom struggle, he would have no option but to resign as spokesperson of the Tibetan people.

On the issue of independence, he reiterated that what he is seeking is meaningful autonomy for the Tibetan people.

He also reminded the Media not to quote him out of context.

Chhime R. Chhoekyappa
Secretary to His Holiness the Dalai Lama



1. marcy Pesner - July 18, 2008

I find it ironic that after listening to the Dalai Lama speak on the 4 Noble Truths and on love and compassion, the audiences’ first act upon leaving the talk was one of aggression towards the protesters who were demanding the end of religious persecution, and “cleansing” of Dorje Shugden practitioners by edict from the Dalai Lama. Where is the love? Where is the compassion? Aren’t our daily actions part of our Dharma practice? Is it not our path to relieve all sentient beings from their suffering.

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