Skip to comments.Briton and Australian among five detained for Beijing Tibet protest (next to state TV station)
Posted on 08/15/2008 12:12:38 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Briton and Australian among five detained for Beijing Tibet protest
Jane Macartney in Beijing
A Briton and an Australian-Canadian staged the latest challenge to Chinese rule in Tibet this morning, climbing up a huge billboard in front of the headquarters of Chinese Central Television in Beijing and unfurling a huge banner calling for a free Tibet.
Philip Kirk, 24, from Hertfordshire and Nicole Rycroft, 41, a former national rower for Australia, carried out the latest demonstration against Chinese rule of the deeply Buddhist Himalayan region. The move is deeply embarrassing for China with the eyes of the world watching it during the Olympic Games.
The pair climbed scaffolding behind a billboard in front of the newly built headquarters of CCTV, a dramatic structure in the shape of a twisted Z and the largest building in the world after the Pentagon. The pair then rappelled down the front of the hoarding covered with a slogan celebrating the Olympic Games that read Beijing 2008.
They were able to unfurl a banner reading Free Tibet in both English and in Chinese as well as banned Tibetan Snow Lion flags that Beijing associates with the exiled Dalai Lama and with movements demanding an end to Chinese rule there.
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Don't they get treated worse in Britain if they defend themselves against Yobs or think offensive thoughts about "Asians"?
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