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Tibetan acts of self-immolation rise amid the battle for hearts and minds

Tibetan acts of self-immolation rise amid the battle for hearts and minds

Security forces sitting - The Guardian

The Guardian. 12 de febrero, 2012

Special report: in Aba, a remote town on the Tibetan plateau, the Guardian witnesses how Chinese authorities are trying to quell dissent through security, propaganda and 're-education'

On the roof of the world, Chinese paramilitaries are trying to snuff out Tibetan resistance to Beijing's rule with spiked batons, semi-automatic weapons and fire extinguishers.
Every 20 metres along the main road of Aba, the remote town on the Tibetan plateau that is at the heart of the current wave of protests, police officers and communist officials wearing red armbands look out for potential protesters. Dozens more paramilitaries sit in ranks outside shops and restaurants in an intimidating show of force.
At the nearby Kirti monastery, Chinese officers in fire trucks keep a close eye on pilgrims prostrating themselves, in case their devotion turns to immolation.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/12/tibets-acts-self-immolation-...

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Diumenge, 12 Febrer, 2012
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