Uprisings and riots in Tibet are getting headline coverage. From what I can tell, the protests started on Monday March 10, 49 years after the major anti-Chinese protests in 1949. Chinese law enforcement quickly moved in to surpress the protests. Budhist monks were involved in the protests. Monks have not been involved in political dissent for some time because of the brutal force Chinese have used in the past. Today all tourists were ordered out of Lhasa, which is mostly Chinese nationals, but there are only a handful of Westerners there. This action shows how serious the situation is. Media coverage is being closely monitored and internet use is limited. The Chinese government is reporting that 10 have died while other sources quote 30. Due to the upcoming Bejing Olympics the Chinese are naturally quite concerned about their public image. I am wondering how this Tibet uprising is going to play out. I have a feeling the rest of the world will never know. Here is an AP article. This blog has an interesting post.