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China, PR / Tibet #106257

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 06, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Senator request that President Reagan investigate China's abuse of human rights in Tibet reported Report introduced.

(Lhasa, Tibet: Todd Carrel) Confrontations in Lhasa and other Tibetan towns between Tibetans and Chinese rulers over independence for Tibet rptd; details given, scenes shown. Thursday riot at police station described, shown. Disparity of accounts of riot by China sources, Tibetans, and foreign visitors noted. [CITIZEN, Belgian tourist Helene MARTIAT - note Tibetans had no guns.] Spirit of rebellion, especially among Buddhist monks, cited. China's fear of rebellion like that in 1959 and future of their policies toward minorities expressed.

Carrel, Todd;
Jennings, Peter

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