China vows to ‘smash’ Dalai Lama

Amid tight security, the torch arrived in front of Potala Palace, the Dalai Lama’s former chief residence, carried by Caidan Zhuoma, a famous Tibetan singer.

Local Government officials used the event to attack the Tibetan spiritual leader.

“Tibet’s sky will never change and the red flag with five stars will forever flutter high above it,” Tibet’s hardline Communist Party Secretary General Zhang Qing Li said at the relay ceremony.

“We will certainly be able to totally smash the splittist schemes of the Dalai Lama clique.”

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