Three Canadian protesters have been set free in China. They had unveiled a protest banner over the great wall, they wanted to draw attention to Chinas horrible human rights record and push for a free Tibet.
Im glad the Canadians are ok. Regarding the Chinese culture this protest might have done more to make the Chinese mad but there is a sense of satisfaction knowing the protesters brought world attention to the atrocities happening in China.
China needs to get into the modern world, not just with electronics but by following world standards for human rights.
The group the protesters were with is “Students for a free tibet”, http://www.studentsforafreetibet.org/
Three Canadians detained in China for protesting the Communist
government’s rule in Tibet have been released, CTV News reported
Wednesday from Beijing.
Intent on shining an international
spotlight on China’s human-rights record as it begins a year-long
countdown to the 2008 Olympics, two Vancouver activists had unfurled a
large pro-Tibet banner on the famous Great Wall on Tuesday and were
A third Canadian from the group that sponsored the demonstration was
arrested on Wednesday. New York-based Students for a Free Tibet said
Lhadon Tethong, the group’s Tibetan-Canadian executive director, was
detained in Beijing on Wednesday along with a British colleague, Paul
Melanie Raoul, 25, and Sam Price, 32, had rappelled down the side of
the Great Wall of China to display a banner that read “One World, One
Dream, Free Tibet 2008.”
The message remained in place for about 90 minutes before Chinese
security forces were able to take it down and arrest all six protesters
involved in the action, which had been meticulously planned in
Vancouver over the past few weeks.
Full article here … http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070808.wchin0808/BNStory/International/home