Violence at Protest Over Tibet
March 28th, 2008

Protesters at the Chinese Consulate on the Upper East side scuffled with the police earlier this month, and some officers reacted by apparently striking out with their clubs. One police officer shouted at the protesters, “I’ll Kill you! I’ll fucking kill you!”

The officers were caught on grainy, shaky video (right), which was posted to on Tuesday.

But police officials said nobody was beaten. “Contrary to what the narrator is saying [on the video], nobody is being beaten by the police,” a police spokesman told the Daily News. “What is visible, though the video is poor quality, is people resisting arrest.”

The New York Times reported shortly after the protest that people were throwing rocks at the embassy, and windows were broken.

Protests happened all over the world, with people scaling Chinese Embassies in Austria and Paris to rip down the Chinese flag and replace it with the Tibetan flag. The marches were formed in protest to Chinese rule over Tibet. On March 14th, protests in the Tibetan capital turned violent, and 22 people have been officially reported dead. But travel is restricted by the government there, limiting the release of confirmable information.

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