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China: Tibetan protesters raise flag outside Olympic stadium

Global Voices OlympicsStill waiting (updating below) for more details, but vlogger Noel Hidalgo is at the scene and giving updates via Twitter. Here's a video he took just a few minutes ago not far from the Olympic bird's nest:

Noel has just finished uploading a second video, in which he reports that Chinese firemen have taken down one protester and one appears to be coming down the other pole; no sign of the third protester who was stationed on the ground as seen in the clip above:

Tweet timeline (Beijing time):

6:38am @noneck:
Shoeed west away from tibetan protesters climbing polls outside of nest
6:42am @noneck:
There is now a tibetan protester climbing a western poll. Moving to att pim for qik
7:14am @noneck:
Wow! The locals are hot and bothered. Heading back to the hotel.
7:28am @noneck:
Now i'm being followed by a little old lady who told the last cab driver to kick me out. On foot looking for other followers.
7:33 @noneck:
Found a cab and now i'm heading for some coffee to chill for a bit.


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  • tenzin

    Thank you all for your bravery. You are standing up for the six million Tibetans inside Tibet who are silenced by Chinese guns. World must remember that olympic is nothing more than political show and huge marketing event for corporations. In the meantime Tibetan people are being persecuted in jails and totured. Tibetans are suffering in their own land while Chinese are staging their coming our party.


    The ignorance of the westerners have played into the hand of the CCP again.The CCP will use this protest(or any other coming protests during this olympic) to whip up more and stronger anti-WEST storms among all the brain-washed and frenzy chinese youth.

    Because CCP has sucessfully equate CCP and Chinese people.

    Western people must know that CHINESE is made up of many ethnic people,the main groups are Han,Mongols,Manchu,and of course,Tibetans.

    The western people probably do not know these ethnic groups hate each other for thousands of years.

    The western people do not know in AD 1200-AD 1300,the Mongols nearly wiped out the whole of Han people.

    The western people do not know round about AD 1600,the Han population was between 120-200 millions,during Ming dynasty.The invasion by the Manchu had at least killed about 80 to 90 millions Han ethnic.

    The Han,nowadays is the mainstream of CHINESE,do not care a bit when a few( 10 ? 20? 200? 2000? when compared to 10 millions,100 millions)Tibetents,Mongols,or Tartars,or any other minor tribes,being butchered,put in jail,or tortured,or whatever.
    Because they had suffered too much in the past,hundreds of years ago.
    Remember,CHINESE has thousands of years of written history.
    And long memory too.


    Above web page contain more than 10 articles deal with relationship between Han,Mongols,Manchurians,and Tibetans.Unfortunately most of articles are in Mandarin,as I have not been able to find to translate all of them.

    But if you are serious about CHINA,care about CHINA,I believe we all are,do go and read those articles,if you can read Mandarin;if you can’t read Mandarin,get someone to translate for you.I believe those articles on my web page will help you to understand,may be not much,but at least a bit,the coming events unfolding in front of our eyes.
    And if you do think they are worth it,please drop some comments.

  • Ben

    Why can’t they just abide by the law and go to the “protest spaces” reserved for such purpose? I wonder…

  • eugene


    the universe is watching

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