Canadians deported after pro-Tibet protests in China
Not much to say about this one...more Canadians have been sent home after pro-Tibet demonstrations in China. Not exactly surprising. One of the deported Canadians, a spokesman for Greenpeace, says he wasn't involved in any protests but was sent home anyway.
BEIJING — Several more Canadians have been deported from China following pro-Tibet protests in Beijing.
Steve Andersen, from Edmonton, and a Tibetan-German, were arrested by plainclothes police officers after they unfurled a Tibetan flag.
A short time after the arrests, Mike Hudema, a spokesman for Greenpeace in Alberta, was arrested with four other people from Edmonton.
“They came into our apartment. They ransacked our entire apartment, went through all of our bags, all of our luggage, despite the fact that we never consented to any searches,” Mr. Hudema told CTV in a telephone interview.
Another Canadian, 24-year-old Chris Schwartz, was also reportedly deported from China.
Mr. Schwartz, a student at Montreal's Concordia University and a long-time member of the pro-Tibetan movement, was taken into custody after a mock “die-in” at Tiananmen Square to protest China's occupation of Tibet.
Wrapped in Tibetan flags, he and a small group of people covered their mouths with fake blood before denouncing the occupation.
Police quickly moved in and detained them.