Tibetan activists enter hotel to protest Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics bid
Three Tibetan protestors were able to enter a Swiss hotel where Chinese officials were presenting plans for their 2022 Winter Olympics bid on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.
A "small group" of protestors gathered outside the hotel where the plans were presented, the AP reports.
The protestors held banners, chanting “No More Bloody Games” and “Free Tibet.”
Of the three to make it past security and into the hotel, one man was able to enter the room where the plans were being displayed for the media. “Stop Beijing 2022,” the man chanted as he was wrestled to the ground by security. “IOC, don't make the same mistake again.”
Tibet has long sought independence from China, and many Tibetan separatists are held in prisons by the Chinese government. “The protesters say the human rights situation in China has deteriorated since Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympics,” the AP reports.
Beijing is bidding against Almaty, Kazakhstan, for the 2022 Games, and a winner will be announced on July 31.
- Dan Gartland