– FREE TIBET –
Tibetan monks are our shepherds, they pray for us, for our souls and we can’t let them down…
Chinese invaders will not leave this land because this part of Himalaya has many valuable resources.
An huge Highway is already reaching the hills destroying the ecological system.
Those recent “riots” are one more oppportunity for China to try to get an hold on the Tibetan culture and to get a profit from this country.
Unfortunately it is only an economic problem therefore if you want to support Free Tibet you can only boycot Chinese products.
I took this picture at the Tibetan temple in Sarnath near Varanasi (Benaras) – India.
The 18th of March 2008 I decided to upload it to my Flickr pages with the same words and then I couldn’t expect that it would lead to an huge polemic.
Many comments of support to this cause were left under this image but also many comments from people who are in favor of the government of the People’s Republic of China.
Those were adding links to videos made of political propaganda.
I decided to answer to everyone with calm and restraint, however it was not always the same from my opponents, some even deleted their comments.
This image ended up in the press and then it became a political statement even if I was not aware of it at that time.
This is a link to this image where I kept all the comments,
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