Online Money Making - Protests in Tibet Against Chinese Occupation
Protesters in Tibet set fire to police vehicles and shops in the Tibetan capital Lhasa on Friday. This is part of the continuing demonstrations against the invasion of the Buddhist country by China 57 years ago.
The U.S. Embassy in Beijing advised Americans to stay away from Lhasa, stating it had “received firsthand reports from American citizens in the city who report gunfire and other indications of violence.”
The protests are the largest in 19 years by Tibetans seeking independence from China and the return of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.
Tourists are very worried about events as the Chinese are known for their brutal repression of any and they have been warned to stay away from the monasteries.
According to one tourist who refused to give her nam or nationality “The Red Army is downtown. It's not safe to walk around. All the major monasteries are closed. Tourists don't feel comfortable walking around because police are all over.”