Sufficient evidence showed that the March 14 Lhasa violence was part of the "Tibetan People's Uprising Movement" plotted by the Dalai Lama clique, according to the spokesman for the Ministry of Public Security. [Full coverage] [Videos]
The "movement" aimed to create a crisis in China by staging coordinated sabotage activities in Tibet, including bloody suicide attacks, Wu Heping told a press conference on Tuesday.
Huge amount of weapons, including 178 guns, 13,013 bullets, 359 swords, 3,504 kilograms of dynamite, 19,360 detonators and 2 grenades were found after police raided some suspicious monasteries.
He said that police have captured the primary suspects who allegedly organized, planned and participated in the violence on March 14 in Tibet Autonomous Region capital.
"The suspects are closely connected with the Dalai clique," he said.
The capture had led to the discovery of a domestic network of an official from the "security ministry" of the Dalai Lama clique, according to Wu.
He said that local police in Lhasa had captured a key individual who was directly related to the Lhasa violence.
"The suspect has confessed to his part in organizing, planning and implementing the Lhasa violence on March 14, inspired by an official of the Dalai clique," Wu said.
"We now have sufficient evidence to show the March 14 Lhasa violence was part of the 'Tibetan People's Uprising Movement', a scheme by the Dalai clique," he said.
(Xinhua News Agency April 1, 2008)