Tibetans in US denounce China `propaganda`
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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.


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

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