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The 2008 unrest in Tibet began with demonstrations on March 10, 2008 (Tibetan Uprising Day), the 49th anniversary of the failed 1959 Tibetan uprising against Beijing's Communist party rule. The protests were started by Buddhist monks calling for the release of fellow monks detained in October 2007 as they celebrated the Dalai Lama receiving the United States Congressional Gold Medal on September 27, 2007. The protests soon shifted to calls for independence and descended into violence, rioting, burning and plunder on March 14, combined with attacks on non-Tibetan ethnic groups. The protests are said to be the largest protests against the Communist Party's rule in 20 years.
Also, apparently the Chinese government has blocked Youtube because of riot-related videos and of course, other Western news sources as well.
Some accounts place the death toll at 30, some at 100, some at 300. It's hard to separate rumor from truthful first-hand account, and hard to know exactly how many have been killed or injured, because communication in the region is so difficult. Foreign journalists are not allowed in, unaccompanied by official escorts. Internet and phone communications are routinely blocked by Chinese authorities when unrest occurs
This is some pretty intense shit. Does anyone think anything will come of this?