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Free Tibet by JamesBardolph Free Tibet by JamesBardolph
Whitehall, London - An activist tries to disrupt the Olympic torch relay for the Beijing Olympics in protest of the current situation in Tibet.

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NiennaFelagund Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this picture; it's so strong! I love how you captured this: one single man trying to change the world (maybe not in the right way, but that doesn't really matter. He wanted to do something, make a difference, and while he obviously didn't succeed, he tried his hardest). :+fav:
st3wART Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
hmm, to be honest - the fact is, tibet before chinese occupation had no electricity, vast poverty and was a totally ruled by one rich, religious ruler in palace, while people starved below him. but at the same time i am not exactly fond of the chinese ethics either...
reedymanedkelpie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
No, the facts are:
China invaded Tibet in October 1950.
1.2 million Tibetans are estimated to have been killed since that date!

Tibetans are a minority in their own country with 5.5 million Chinese for 4.5 million Tibetans!
The Dalai Lama as well as millions of Tibetan have been forced to leave their country to find refuge in India in order to stay alive.
The Dalai Lama hasn't been able to step foot in his own country for over 50 years!
The little boy that has been recognized as the reincarnation of the previous Dalai Lama has disappeared, kidnapped by the Chinese and no one has heard from him since.
The Chinese have tortured and killed Tibetan people for over 55 years!

The Potala, ex residence of the Dalai Lama, has been transformed into a museum!
The Tibetan culture is under serious threat!

The Tibetan plateau is used as a nuclear dumping ground!
Tibet was one of the rare un-polluted area left on this earth!
Not anymore!

The Chinese are still slaughtering people in Tibet today and forcing them to give up their culture and religion!
Yet, nobody gives a damn!
There's no oil in Tibet after let them die!

This was posted on another dA site I'll try to find again. But you can check these facts, and much more, all over the web, or if you talk to any Tibetan refugees who made it out without getting shot to death.
druideye Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured in my journal: [link] it will also be featured in a news article at the end of the month.
ambersoho Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
absolutely marvelous
devilicious Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Professional Photographer
one of your best photojournalistic shots - just love the energy and mood captured - bravo
antigreg Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
amazing capture =)
NeedIdentity Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist
I don't like that China is occupying Tibet, but the Olympic Games in my opinion aren't the right time to protest. Getting people to stop importing from China, etc, should do it, but the Olympics are international, they include everyone, not just the Chinese.
Navagon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Brilliant and symbolic capture. Well done.
mergana Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Nice shot and powerful image James. Great work! :)
Miss you knobhead. :heart:
masked-racoon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
What an idiot :no:
stereohappyperon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
masked-racoon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
For thinking that'd do... anything at all
Samchoe Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
it took away 10 seconds of ur life..
masked-racoon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Oh you rebel, replying to something I said months ago. :giggle:

bluewave Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
We have had those here too, I can only see this escalating into many countries boycotting the Olympics because I think the Chinese government will try to force people in Tibet to stop and make it even worse.... or if I was a eternal optimist china would let Tibet go and be its own country again... I doubt that will happen with the big bully needing to save face. sigh
Paris-Violence Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
thats a really powerful image. four men holding him down and still his message is conveyed.

bwaa Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008   Photographer
Thats a really cool way of looking at it :)
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