http://thecelebritycafe.com/features/14586.html (March 13, 2008)
(March 13, 2008)
As hundreds of monks took to the streets, Chinese security forces surrounded three monasteries and reacted cautiously, likely since the Olympics approach.
Despite a near blackout on foreign media in and around the Tibetan capital of
The protests have arisen despite high security and harsh penalties, and news has trickled out via Tibetan advocacy groups, U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia, and videos posted on the Internet by tourists.
Groups of monks from each of the three main monasteries demonstrated separately from each other and had different demands, but all were peaceful and their actions timed to coincide with the 49th anniversary of the 1959 uprising that failed and resulted in the Dalai Lama being forced to flee to neighboring