Tibetans chain selves to Olympic rings to protest Beijing Games
Lausanne, December 11
Two Tibetan students chained themselves to the Olympic rings outside the Swiss headquarters of the International Olympic Committee on Saturday to call for an international boycott of next year’s winter games.
The pair was part of the latest protest against the 2022 Olympic Games over Beijing’s abuse of human rights and its treatment of minorities. The US will not send government officials to the 2022 Winter Olympics due to China’s human rights “atrocities”, it said earlier this month.
Members of the Tibetan Youth Association in Europe and Students for a Free Tibet held a sit-in at the IOC building in Lausanne as officials gathered for a meeting.