Security tightened in Tibet for Olympic torch relay

April 6th, 2008 - 8:53 pm ICT by admin  

Lhasa, April 6 (Xinhua) Authorities in Tibet Sunday alerted all administrative department and asked them to take adequate security measures during the Olympic torch relay in the region. The region’s Communist Party chief Zhang Qingli during a meeting said order has been restored to the capital after violent March 14 protests by Tibetans, but warned the Dalai clique was plotting for more subversion.

He urged all departments involved to spare no efforts to pre-empt any possible incident during the torch relay through the region.

The global relay of the Beijing Olympic flame officially started from Beijing’s Tian’anmen Square Monday morning.

The flame had already passed Almaty, capital of Kazakhstan, April 2 and Turkey’s Istanbul April 3. It left St. Petersburg, the third leg of its global journey, and reached London Saturday on its round-the-world run.

The Beijing Olympic torch is expected to be taken to the top of the Mount Everest for the first time in it history.

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