Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Tue 19, Mar 2019 10:30 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
Photo News
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Former Tibetan political prisoner sentenced to 18 years, wife to 2 years
CTA requests public to contribute to the Tenshug in May
Dalai Lama receives the 2019 ‘Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award’
35 members of parliament cosign opinion piece seeking access to Tibet
CTA announces a Special General Meeting for October
China blocks bid to list JeM chief on UN terrorist list for 4th time
Tibetan delegation participates in side event at 40th session of UNHRC
Taiwanese legislators launch petition to invite Dalai Lama in 2019
China Again intends to shut Tibet to United Nations Human Rights Experts
US State Department's Report exposes "severe" and "significant" restrictions on Tibetans
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives at Theckchen Choeling temple on the second day of his teachings, McLeod Ganj, Feb. 20, 2019 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Winner of the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 Ritika Sharma, First Runner-up Palak Sharma and Second-Runner-up Ashima Sharma wave to the audience during the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 in McLeod Ganj, India, on 6 October 2018, Photo: L. Wangyal
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives to begin his four day teaching on the request of a Taiwanese group, Tsuglakhang courtyard, Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, October . 3, 2018. OHHDL Photo/Ven. Tenzin Jamphel
more photos »
‘Free Tibet’ streaker bares it all for Tibet
Phayul[Wednesday, July 11, 2012 18:37]
A screen grab of Daniel Leer running across the London Olympic torch convoy in Henley with 'Free Tibet' written on his back
A screen grab of Daniel Leer running across the London Olympic torch convoy in Henley with 'Free Tibet' written on his back
DHARAMSHALA, July 11: A British male, with ‘Free Tibet’ written in large letters on his back and carrying a fake torch, ran naked across the front of the London Olympic torch convoy as it travelled through Henley.

Daniel Leer, 27 ran a short distance past crowds waiting to see the torch relay beside the River Thames before officers tackled him and covered him up.

However, the Henley leg of the torch relay, attended by thousands of people, was not interrupted.

The London based rights group Free Tibet said the event was “undoubtedly funny” but noted that the streaker managed to put the spotlight on the deteriorating human rights situation inside Tibet.

“This man’s comical and innovative protest reflects the fact this year, at an events that advertises itself as a coming together of all nations, that Tibet will once again be unrepresented because of the continued Chinese occupation,” the group said.

Leer has been released on bail to appear at Oxford Magistrates' Court on July 25.

Since 2009, an alarming number of 43 Tibetans have set themselves on fire demanding freedom in Tibet and the return of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

In the past months, Chinese security personnel have shot at peaceful anti-China demonstrators, killings and wounding scores of Tibetans.

The Dharamshala based Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile in a recent statement said China’s harsh crackdown on Tibetans since 2008 has led to the current situation.

“Consequently, the Tibetan people have been setting themselves on fire one after another to demand a peaceful resolution of the Tibetan issue, return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and to let the UN and the international community know about the Tibetan people’s aspirations and the sorrows hidden deep within their hearts,” the Tibetan lawmakers said. “Tibet today is like hell on earth.”

Four years ago, following the pan-Tibet uprisings in 2008, the Beijing Olympic torch relay was marred with protests and interruptions all over the world.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
sarcasm (omze)
Nyomba! (tron5)
very innovative (omze)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
False Friends and Moral Hazards by Daniel Garrett
Tibetan singer ‘temporarily’ ends coffin march in Geneva, Sings in front of UN office
‘Free Tibet’ streaker bares it all for Tibet
Transfer of CST schools to Tibetan Education Department expected (Updated)
Photo Galleries
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online