'Worldview': Rioting and Deaths in Tibet
A report on the recent unrest in Tibet, where the Chinese government's attempts to crack down on protests has resulted in fatalities.
Tibet erupted in protests against Chinese rule last Monday -- on the 49th anniversary of the first uprising against Chinese rule of Tibet -- the protests have continued through the weekend and spread outside the capital of Llassa.
China accused Tibetan supporters of the Dalai Lama of attacking its embassies around the world.
The Chinese government reports that 13 people have been killed in the unrest so far, but Tibetan leadership in exile in India claim that 100 or more have been killed in the Chinese crackdown on the protests.
It is difficult to get news from the region. The Chinese government has blocked access to Google and Yahoo news as well as You-Tube to Chinese internet users since the crackdown began.
Jerome McDonnell talked to Topden Tsering, an activist with the Tibetan Youth Congress, about the protests.
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