Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wei Jingsheng appears with Tibetans

The following news was run by AFP, the newswire:

In Lafayette Park facing the White House, hundreds of exiles holding Tibetan and US flags bowed their heads in prayer.

The protesters marched to the Chinese embassy joined by one of China's most famous dissidents, Wei Jingsheng, who has questioned historical claims to Tibet put forward by his country's leaders.

"The Tibetans have been deprived of their right to protest but we can see that they are very strong," Wei told AFP.

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