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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

SFTUK kicking Hu's ass in London


SFTUK and the Tibetans in London are kicking some serious ass - the serious ass this time belongs to Hu Jintao. Newspapers and television news programs (including BBC, Sky News, Telegraph, Independent, Guardian) have all covered the protests and helped us send an unequivocal message to Beijing that there is no corner of the world where the Chinese leaders will walk in peace until Tibet is free. Below is from the Scotsman. (You can also visit BBC and other sites to read and see pics and video footages of protests)

PROTESTERS GREET CHINESE PRESIDENT (8 Nov)
Read the whole story in the Scotsman

Hundreds of Tibetans and human rights activists staged a "die-in" outside Buckingham Palace as Chinese president Hu Jintao arrived for a State Banquet.

Students for a Free Tibet UK (SFTUK) said the protest, organised by SFTUK and Tibetan community members, aimed to highlight the Chinese president's "reign of terror" in Tibet, as London prepares to light monuments red in honour of his visit.

The group said that following the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1950, President Hu was responsiblefor the brutal imposition of martial law in 1989. SFTUK's national co-ordinator Alice Speller said: "One in six Tibetans are dead due to the Chinese occupation, and yet the international community is silent in the face of such blatant state terror.

"Tony Blair must speak out about President Hu's actions in Tibet and China's ongoing occupation of that country, or he risks becoming complicit in the atrocities committed there."

4 Comments:

  • At 3:46 PM, Anonymous alma said…

    so great! also, i was on ccn's website last night and there was alice speller, talking about hu. very cool. how do you say ass in chinese?

     
  • At 8:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Alma-ji
    Literal translation: Ti Peee gu

    but my chinese friend says that they don't say "kick ass" in chinese. hmm... but i'm certain that Hu is worthy of this title. :)

    dechen t.

     
  • At 6:35 AM, Blogger Ben said…

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  • At 6:54 AM, Blogger Ben said…

    Is it just me or does this post seem to change everyday? Well, that's cool.

    Thanks for all the kind messages people have been sending, but it was a pleasure to tell Hu just what we think of him. The highlight for me has to be Iain holding up a Tibetan flag right next to Hu's car as he drove away on Wednesday evening. We know he saw that one.

     

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