On Saturday (4/29) China erupted in anti-Western demonstrations in response to a perceived bias against the Communist country’s handling of Tibetan monks. To add fuel to the fire, CNN’s Jack Cafferty is being accused of slander after publicly declaring that China is “a bunch of goons and thugs.” Although CNN has since apologized on behalf of Cafferty, protesters still took the streets by the thousands in both mainland China, France, Britain, Berlin and Los Angeles to denounce CNN and any other American detractors of the Beijing regime, who will play host to the 2008 Olympics.
In what is gearing up to be an ugly and controversial opening ceremony, Germany and British leaders have already stated that they will not be in attendance. George Bush is expected to obediently be there representing the United States, whom the Chinese have invested insurmountable amounts of currency in. The protesters also mobilized and rallied in front of French retailer Carrefour, a store the Chinese claim support the Dalai Lama.
People gathered in front of Carrefour stores, chanting slogans of “Oppose Tibet independence” and “Oppose CNN’s anti-China statements,” referring to the international broadcaster, the official Xinhua news agency said.
They also chanted “Support the Olympics,” “Play up! China,” and “Condemn CNN” through loudspeakers.
These protest were the biggest anti-West demonstrations China has seen in three years since they protested Japan’s wartime past. CLICK HEREfor full details.