Thursday, May 03, 2007

Tibet Activists Protest Beijing 2008 Olympics On Mt. Everest

Four Tibet activists, including a Tibetan-American, were detained by Chinese authorities yesterday after demonstrating at Mount Everest’s main base camp in Tibet.

The activists unfurled a banner reading ‘One World, One Dream, Free Tibet 2008’ in English, and ‘Free Tibet’ written in Tibetan and Chinese.

The protest was held on the eve of the International Olympic Committee’s announcement of the final Beijing 2008 Olympic torch relay route and as a Chinese team of climbers prepared a trial ascent of the mountain. If the IOC approves the route, China will take the torch over Mount Everest and through Tibet, a move that Tibetans and their supporters decry as offering international approval to China’s brutal occupation of Tibet.

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