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Tibetans protested with national flag as China celebrated 50th autonomous anniversary

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Tibetan national flag on display in Qinghai’s Pema county, Sept. 7, 2015. (Photo courtesy: RFA)

(TibetanReview.net, Sep14, 2015) – As China prepared to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the found of Tibet Autonomous Region on Sep 8, a Tibetan national flag was seen planted on a metallic frame in Pema (Chinese: Baima) county Golog (Guoluo) prefecture, Qinghai Province, on Sep 6, reported Radio Free Asia (Washington) Sep 11. It added that the flag remained hanging until noon the next day.

The report cited a local source as saying the flag was hanging on a billboard in the county’s Dida town at a sport easily visible to anyone happening to be in the area and was later taken down by Chinese officials.

A delegation from the Chinese government led by Mr Yu Zhengsheng, Chairman of the Central Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference arrived in Tibet’s capital Lhasa on Sep 6 and presided over a grand parade on Sep 8. He emphasized the need for what he called ethnic and national unity, and promised to strengthen the fight against what he called the ‘Dalai separatist forces’. In a separate gathering, Yu also called on the Chinese army, police and judicial staff in the TAR to fight a protracted battle against the ‘14th Dalai clique’.

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