icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

China moves to crush Tibetan uprising

More than 200 Chinese army vehicles have been deployed in Lhasa in Tibet, where at least 16 people been killed. That figure is disputed by Tibetan leaders, who claim as many 80 people died during riots against Beijing rule.

Chinese authorities are urging rioters to surrender after the worst violence in the region for two decades.

In Nepal, police clashed with Tibetan protestors and monks, arresting 30 people.

Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, called for an international investigation into the crackdown and said China was relying on force to achieve peace.

The violence in Tibet could not have come at worse time for the Chinese government, with the Beijing Olympics just months away.

Worldwide attention has turned to the largest and most violent protests against China's rule in twenty years.

Rallies led by monks have been taking place all week, but turned violent on Friday.

They're protesting against what they see as China's violation of human rights in the region. They want more freedom, both religious and political.

Chinese authorities denied troops used lethal weapons against Tibetan protesters in the city of Lhasa.

The Chinese government has accused followers of the Dalai Lama of ‘masterminding’ the uprising.

Tibetans across the world have been organising protests and marches in support.

Russia’s reaction

Russia's Foreign Ministry has expressed support to the Chinese government over the way it has dealt with violence in Tibet.

In an official statement it said Russia sees Tibet as an integral part of China and considers its relations with the Dalai Lama to be an internal issue.

Dear readers and commenters,

We have implemented a new engine for our comment section. We hope the transition goes smoothly for all of you. Unfortunately, the comments made before the change have been lost due to a technical problem. We are working on restoring them, and hoping to see you fill up the comment section with new ones. You should still be able to log in to comment using your social-media profiles, but if you signed up under an RT profile before, you are invited to create a new profile with the new commenting system.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and looking forward to your future comments,

RT Team.