Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Tibetans protest railway company

As Bombardier executives and shareholders left their annual general meeting at the Montreal Sheraton yesterday, a student hung a Tibetan flag off the hotel as protesters below demanded: "Bombardier: hors du Tibet / out of Tibet". The action was intended to draw attention to a campaign against Bombardier for its involvement in a highly contentious railway being built through Tibet . Slated to begin test runs in 2006, the railway will facilitate an influx of Chinese settlers and migrants to Tibet, threatening the survival of Tibetan culture.


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