VIDEO: The Lhasa Riots: “Peaceful Protest” according to the Western media



Global Research Editor’s Comment

The images do not suggest a mass protest rally but rather a rampage led by a few hundred individuals. Buddhist monks were involved in the rampage. According to China Daily (March 31, 2008), the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), considered to a “hard-line organization” affiliated to the Dalai Lama, was also behind the violence.  

At least ten people were burned to death as a result of the criminal rampage, according to statements of the regional government. These statements were confirmed by several eyewitness reports. According to a China Daily report;

“five shop assistants at a clothing store were burnt to death before they had any chance to escape. A 1.7-meter-tall man named Zuo Yuancun was torched down to chunks of horrid flesh and skeletons. A migrant worker had his liver stabbed and bled by mobsters. A woman was beaten hard by the attackers and had her ear sliced off.”

(China Daily, March 22, 2008

Meanwhile, the Western media described the looting and arson as a “peaceful demonstration” which the Chinese authorities had attempted to suppress.

Now look at how the pro-Western covered the same event, described as a small peaceful event.

Who is telling the truth.

“Peaceful Demonstrations” in Lhasa

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