Tibetans greet China's leaders with protest
BEIJING (AP) - Hundreds of Tibetans demonstrated through a western China town, in the latest act of protest apparently timed to send signal to the Communist Party elite as it gathers in Beijing to induct a new leadership.
People in Rongwo town said the protesters, mostly high school students, marched through the streets on Friday morning and, according to one witness, shouted for freedom and human rights.
The protest comes after five Tibetans set themselves on fire this week, two of them in the area where the demonstration occurred.
Tibet support groups say the acts of protest show Tibetans unhappiness with current government policies as current Chinese leaders begin to hand over power to younger successors at a party congress in Beijing.