china locks down as protests blow up

beijing sends in tanks as tibet erupts
beijing sends in tanks as tibet eruptsfrom guardian: China flooded the streets of Lhasa with riot police, yesterday, as the international community urged an end to the bloodshed in Tibet that has already claimed at least 10 - possibly dozens more - lives... "The army and police forbid us from walking down the road, so our activity is confined to the hostel," said one traveller. He said tanks and soldiers were patrolling the streets and guarding junctions. Other witnesses reported troops setting up machine gun positions and there were unconfirmed reports of shooting.

china blocks youtube over tibet videos
from afp: Internet users in China were blocked from seeing YouTube.com on Sunday after dozens of videos about protests in Tibet appeared on the popular U.S. video Web site. The blocking added to the communist government's efforts to control what the public saw and heard about protests that erupted Friday in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, against Chinese rule.

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