View Full Version : The Beijing Political Olympics: Students for Free Tibet Deported

08-06-2008, 04:41 PM
The Xinhua reports, via the China Daily: 4 foreign nationals ordered to leave China:

Two of the men climbed up two electricity poles and hung the banners.

One banner bore large black letters declaring “One World One Dream Free Tibet,” while the other said: “Tibet will be free” in English and “Free Tibet” in Chinese.

Local police rushed to the scene 12 minutes later and took them away.

Two Americans and two British nationals have been ordered to leave China “within a prescribed time limit” after displaying “Free Tibet” banners near an Olympic venue in Beijing on Wednesday, local police said.

Two are expected to leave on Wednesday night and the other two on Thursday.

“They disrupted public order and violated Chinese laws. Their period of stay in the country will hereby be cut short according to the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Control of the Entry and Exit of Aliens,” the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau said in a statement issued late on Wednesday.

The four, three men and one woman, had entered China on tourist visas.

They gathered at about 5:47 am at the Beichen Overpass near the National Stadium, or Bird’s Nest, in Chaoyang District in northeast Beijing.