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Internet key in pro-Tibet protest

14 August, 2007
By Allison Orr

Pro-Tibet activists used the Internet to publicise a daring protest, abseiling down the Great Wall of China and unfurling a banner saying “One world, one dream, free Tibet 2008”.  The stunt could have remained unnoticed, but gained international attention and circumvented Chinese censors when they posted the mobile phone video of the action onto YouTube.  The video has been viewed about 20,000 times.

The banner remained on the wall for about two hours before the protesters were arrested.  The six protesters, from Canada the US and Britain, were detained before being deported.

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