Tibetan flag brings international glare
Charlottesville's show of solidarity with Tibet has drawn the ire of the People's Republic of China. City Council voted to fly the Tibetan flag over City Hall March 10, the 49th anniversary of China's invasion of Tibet, Henry Graff reports for NBC29. The Chinese Embassy emailed City Councilors: "The action taken by City Council not only interferes in China's internal affairs, but also departs from the established policy of the U.S. government against the Tibetan independence." Mayor Dave Norris vows to hang tough in support of the city's 66 Tibetan residents, who plan a march through town on Tibetan National Uprising Day. No word on whether Charlottesville will be booted from the Olympics.