What Started the Violence? Plus: A Stroke, Step by Step March 20, 2008Posted by Philip Ryan in Dalai Lama, Meditation, News, Tibet.
[A young Tibetan looks at Chinese riot police officers in Kangding County, Sichuan Province.]
The indispensable Danny Fisher shows us a BBC video depicting the incidents that may have sparked the violence in Tibet. And this article is now updated — China admits the protests have spread.
Tibet’s spiritual leader Thursday said he was powerless to stop anti-Chinese violence as authorities in Beijing acknowledged for the first time that unrest had spread into neighboring Chinese provinces.
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On Thursday, Xinhua quoted police as saying officers opened fire and wounded four rioters “out of self-defense” on Sunday in what it called “Tibetan-inhabited Aba County in southwestern Sichuan Province.”
Loden Jinpa has a great video on neuroanatomist Jill Taylor describing a massive stroke step by step — her own stroke.