One current event happening in South Africa is that in August 16 of 2012, protesters of platinum mine were shot by African police killing 34 people and leaving 78 wounded. 270 members of the protesters were arrested and charged with the murders of their peers. Those charges were later dropped. Many of the workers were on strike to try to get their wages raised. The police commissioner defended the officers stating that it was their last resort to try to tame the "wild" protesters.
The Dalai Lama is a leader of the Buddhist spiritual and political leaders on Tibet. They believe that things can be overcome through morals and discipline. As of now the fourteenth Dalai Lama is named Lhamo Thondup. After WWII China became a communist nation and they decided to invade Tibet. Claiming that the government was cruel and that Tibet was originally a part of China. The Dalai Lama tried to negotiate China out of Tibet and even when to other countries to try to get support. However, no one would face against the Chinese army. In the end the Dalai Lama feared for his life and fled to India to hide.
|The Dalai Lama has tried many times to try to free his country of Tibet in peaceful ways from the grip of China.|