Saturday, March 7, 2009

peaceful liberation of tibet?

Tuesday, March 10, marks the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against China. China hilariously calls it the 50th Anniversary of Peaceful Liberation. Here's what peaceful liberation has achieved:

6 million Tibetans forced into exile in 1949 alone.
87,000 Tibetans killed in military actions since 1949.
218 killed and 1,290 injured in the 2008 uprising.
6,705 detained since the 2008 uprising.
81 detained in "security sweep" ahead of the 50th anniversary.

Nice try, Beijing. What part of get the fuck out of Tibet don't you understand?

Sources: UNPO, The New York Times

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