Saturday, March 29, 2008

The World Hits Munich Stage

Nearly 100 demonstrators led a silent but powerful protest in the middle of Munich’s Odeon’s Platz today, to raise awareness of the controversy created by the Chinese crack down on Tibetan protesters. Outfitted in masks, silent, and standing in solidarity – the demonstrators made quite an impact without saying a word. The impact has been felt around Europe, where the European Union has been by far the most vocal of the Chinese government in their handling of the Tibetan protests. There has been talk all week of boycotting the upcoming Olympics in China, but for the most part has amounted to European leaders deciding to not participate in the opening ceremonies.


Chuck Pefley said...

Boycotting the Olympics would certainly be a huge statement. I don't see that really happening, though. Thanks for sharing this silent protest.

Kris McCracken said...

I just hope that the narrow focus on Tibet overshadows the far broader range of problems in China.

It will be interesting to see what sort of impact that the Olympics will have, especially in light of the reform that was driven out of South Korea in 1988.

Anonymous said...

Great picture today Troy thanks!

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J.C. said...


Glad that finally there's a Munich DPB! I discovered DPB while I was in Munich last October. Searching for info on Munich but there wasn't a Munich DPB then.

I look forward to finding more news from Munich through this blog!