Thursday, May 28, 2009

Nancy Pelosi: China's Doll

Some of the protesters spray-painted red slogans on the main gate of the State Council Information Office reading "Pelosi we love you," "Warmly welcome Pelosi, pay attention to human rights" and "Down with corruption."
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Wed May 27, 2009 6:11am EDT
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese protesters gave a raucous welcome for House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday, painting red slogans and crying out for the lawmaker to live up to her reputation as a foe of human rights abuses.
Police quickly dragged away the small group demonstrating in front of a central government office -- far from any of the sites visited by Pelosi and other Congress members, who have been focused on climate change negotiations.
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Associated Press
Among the lawyers now under threat is one defending a noted Tibetan Buddhist monk and others helping parents whose children died in last year's devastating earthquake in Sichuan province.

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