Let’s talk sports here. The Olympics are sports, right?
As thousands gathered in San Francisco this morning to protest the arrival of the Olympic Torch, a couple of hundred members of Minnesota’s Tibetan community joined them.
Also, a protest of China’s Tibet policies — and their relationship to the Summer Olympics — will be staged from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Minnesota State Capitol.
As many as 150 members and supporters of the state’s large Tibetan community traveled at their own expense to California for today’s demonstrations.
“Others of us are observing prayers at individuals’ houses and also keeping an eye on what’s happening there,” Karma Wangchuk, executive director of the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota, said of the San Francisco Torch mosh pit.
To check out what the local Tibetan community is saying and doing, check out the Foundation’s website.
And for a completely different point of view, peruse China’s People’s Daily. Very, very interesting.