... accused China of staging violence in Lhasa and sought the help of the international community to bring China to the dialogue table.The Dalai Lama's accusation jibes with an ancedote that many guests in a Chinese-run hostel in Lhasa said they heard different (non-local Tibetan) dialects among rioters they encountered.
(Watch the press conference: Rioters were Chinese, says Dalai Lama)
Chinese soldiers in the garb of Tibetan monks and ordinary people were indulging in violence shown on Chinese television, the Dalai Lama said at a press conference here on Saturday.
"To a lay person, soldiers dressed like monks may look like monks. But we watched the images carefully and realized that they were not monks. Also, in a photograph showing a Tibetan with a sword, the sword is Chinese. They all look like Chinese people dressed like Tibetans," the Dalai Lama said [...]
And it jibes with eyewitness testimony that a Chinese policeman in Lhasa dressed as a Tibetan and took part in the riots.