Dalai Lama Threatens to Step Down over Tibet Riots
The Dalai Lama made a startling threat Tuesday, saying he would step down as the leader of a Tibetan government in exile if protesters in Tibet continued their violent protests.
Though the Dalai Lama is a leading voice for nonviolence, China's Premier Wen Jiabao on Tuesday put the blame for the anti-Chinese riots in Tibet's capital directly on the Dalai Lama.
The spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism has denied the accusations.
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