27 March 2008

International journalists arrived in Lhasa to see China’s “harmonious society.” As the journalists were taken on the carefully-orchestrated media tour of Lhasa’s Jokhang Temple, about 30 monks from the monastery interrupted an interview and spoke openly about the situation inside Tibet. The monks maintained that the Chinese authorities were hiding the truth and that their accusations against His Holiness the Dalai Lama were false. Chinese authorities hurried the journalists away from the temple, but footage of the brave, emotional monks was captured and broadcast around the world.