Friend of the journal Sirensongs(may all her south asian visas run forever, six months at a time) is a “chick that follows dalai lama around Famous blogger featured on MSNBC ” . A Bharatanatyam student originally, from the Southern US via Manhattan, C is now a follower (with camera) of the Kalachakra and is everywhere Mr Tenzin is.
Which would make her the woman photographer of the hour.
She has this to say of the latest protests by the activists for tibetean Independance, she was eyewitness to in the Doo :
This afternoon I witnessed a Tibetan monk beaten, along with two other protestors, during a nonviolent anti-China protest at Boudha Stupa.The three protestors were just standing (with Tibetan flags) at the stupa entrance, between the New Nyingma Gompa and the Ajima shrine, chanting slogans. Totally nonviolent. In fact, they were there for so long it got routine and I went off for tea.When I returned half an hour later (about 3.30 pm) they were still there, chanting “Dalai Lama Zindabad,” “Hu Jintao Murdabad,” (“long live the Dalai Lama,” “death to Hu Jintao”), “UN Where Are you?” “stop the killing in Tibet,” and so on. They were standing on a Chinese flag that one protestor told me they planned to set alight. That’s about as violent as they got, planning to burn a flag.I looked down for just a moment to adjust my camera. Out of nowhere I heard a sickening thud and people started running. I ducked under the porch of the Nyingma Temple (figuring that if I had to, I could go inside – surely they wouldn’t trash the monastery and shrine). The Nepali boys went straight for the one monk of the three protestors – -with large 2×2 wooden sticks raining blows.
Picture and text courtesy : http://sirensongs.blogspot.com/ Which also has breaking news and developments on this rapidly evolving story.
Shout out to Sirensongs. Keep it flying high Sirens! In the name of Adayar Anandha Bhavan.In the Name of the Loins of London!!