Tibetans in US denounce China `propaganda`

Last Updated: Friday, July 15, 2011 - 09:42

Washington: Tibetans rallied outside of
China`s embassy in Washington to demand greater freedoms,
denouncing Beijing for its commemorations of the territory`s
"peaceful liberation."

Shouting "Free Tibet" and "China is a liar," more than
20 Tibetans and supporters yesterday criticised Beijing for
celebrating the 60th anniversary of the territory`s
incorporation but banning observance of the Dalai Lama`s
birthday.

"We wanted to show the world that the Chinese
propaganda is not fooling anyone," said Tenzin Dorjee,
executive director of Students for a Free Tibet, the advocacy
group that organised the protest.

"Tibet has a stronger desire for freedom now than
ever," he said. "We need to show the world that Tibet can`t be
stopped by the Chinese government."

In Washington`s high-security embassy district, the
activists handed out fliers called "17 Points of
Disagreement," a play on the China`s "17 Points of Agreement
for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet" in 1951.

PTI

First Published: Friday, July 15, 2011 - 09:42
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