April 1 (Bloomberg) — Tibetans sympathetic to pro- independence activists are planning suicide squads to disrupt the Beijing Olympic Games in August, including a plan for the Olympic torch to pass through Lhasa, said a Chinese police spokesman.
“To our knowledge, the next plan of the Tibet independence forces is to organize suicide squads to launch violent attacks” around the time of the Olympics, Wu Heping, the Public Security Ministry spokesman, told reporters today in Beijing. He declined to say what measures police are taking to prevent such assaults.
Tibet’s government-in-exile, based in India, said the accusation is “propaganda,” Agence France-Presse reported.
More on this in a bit. Basically the Chinese are taking the American position that it is o.k. to do anything you want as long as you say it is to combat potential terrorist activities