New violence has broken out in a volatile Tibetan region of western China, leaving at least one government official seriously injured the official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.
An overseas Tibet activist group said eight people had been killed in the incident, citing a source among Tibetan exiles in India. It said police opened fire on hundreds of Buddhist monks and lay people who marched on local government offices to demand the release of two monks detained for possessing photographs of the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled Buddhist leader.
Xinhua made no mention of deaths or injuries among protesters, but said a “riot” had flared up Thursday night outside government offices in the Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture high in the mountains in Sichuan province along the border with Tibet.
Are we going to stay still and watch again? Perhaps it comes the time to seriously think boycotting the Olympics.