Calm returns in Lhasa: mayor

March 16th, 2008 - 10:36 am ICT by admin  

Beijing, March 16 (Xinhua) Lhasa’s mayor Doje Cezhug Sunday claimed that the city was calm after Friday’s unrest. “Lhasa is calm. We didn’t enforce martial law there. The situation in Tibet as a whole is good at present,” Doje Cezhug told reporters here.

He alleged that the unrest was provoked by a handful of monks and lawless people, involved in beating, smashing, looting and burning. They burnt down schools, hospitals, stores and other public utilities.

“These acts are targeted at disturbing the happy and stable life of people in Tibet,” the mayor said.

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