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（译文）Lhasa 3•14 Riot carried strong similarities with Los Angeles Riot 1992, which gave the Chinese and the world a warning. Political reasons of human rights, anti-discrimination, and seeking for justice and liberty were used in both cases by some who initiated these events. However, wide-spread looting, arson, ransacking, plundering, and killing were the real happenings. In Los Angeles, the stores owned by White, Korean and Black Americans were looted, broken, and burnt; 52 people died, and many wound. In Lhasa, there were over 300 arsons and 20 buildings were burnt down; 908 stores and shops, over 120 houses, seven schools, and six hospitals defaced; banks robbed; vehicles burnt; 18 people died of violence, and over 400 people were wound. The material damage in Lhasa alone was over ￥300,000,000. The rioters in either LA or Lhasa did the same thing: they took what they could carry from the stores, beat or killed people who stood in their way, and put on fire what they left behind. The behaviors of the mobs in those riots shared a pattern of hatred against the rich, a desire to become rich overnight by depriving others, and a drive to ruin what they cannot own. It suggests that the hatred of the rich complex as a socio-psychological phenomenon exists across ethnic and cultural groups, races, and nations. Its causes are much more complicated than inter-group relations, and its damaging power must not be ignored.
骚乱持续了数天，导致52人死亡（有的说是53人），超过2000人受伤，大约有10000人被捕， 5000多座建筑物被毁，造成超过10亿美元的财产损失(Lieberman, 1992)。据洛杉矶县警察局说，骚乱者大多是拉丁裔和非洲裔美国人(Chang & Diaz-Veizades, 1999)，白人占小部分。一群黑人男子攻击一名白人卡车司机的场景被拍摄下来，由电视台播出，场景与罗德尼∙金被殴打的场面十分相似。许多黑人拥有的商业场所也遭到抢劫，损坏或烧毁。有的白人街区也受到骚乱影响。破坏最严重的是韩裔社区。许多暴徒以亚裔商企为抢劫破坏目标，理由是这些商企剥削了黑人(Encarta, 2007)。在缺乏警察保护的情况下，韩裔店主采取极端措施，用猎枪和手枪对付纵火和抢劫者。为了平息骚乱，政府地方和联邦政府实施宵禁，派出国民警卫队，最后派出了陆军和海军陆战队。
（译文）The LA Riot 1992
The LA Riot 1992 is also called the Rodney King Uprising or the Rodney King Riots. It broke out on April 29, 1992 in Los Angels, a few hours after a jury acquitted four policemen accused in a videotaped beating of a black motorist following a high-speed pursuit. The amateur video was taken by an onlooker, edited by a television station, and then broadcasted nationwide repeatedly. The initial grievances for injustice and police brutality quickly developed into widespread riots of looting, arson, savage beating, and killing (Ellis et al, 1992).
The riot lasted for several days, ending with 52 people killed (some said 53), over 2000 injured, around 10,000 arrested, more than 5000 buildings defaced, resulting in over $1 billion in property loss (Lieberman, 1992). According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, the crowd involved in the lawless actions was mostly of Latino and African Americans (Chang & Diaz-Veizades, 1999). A small portion of them were White people (See Slides 15-33). A brutal assault of a White truck driver by a group of black men was videotaped and broadcasted; the scene was very similar to the Rodney King beating. Some black-owned businesses were also looted, damaged, or burnt. Some White neighborhoods were affected. The most hurt was the more prosperous Koreatown. Many rioters targeted Asian-owned businesses, which they viewed as exploiting Blacks (Encarta, 2007). In the absence of police protection, the Korean store owners applied vigilante tactics and defended their businesses against arsonists and looters with shotguns and pistols. To control the large-scale disorder, the local and federal governments first exercised curfew, then dispatched National Guards, and eventually sent the Army and Marine soldiers.
（译文）Tibet Riot 2008
This event is also known as Lhasa 3•14 Riot in China. The cause of this event has been a controversial topic because it was not as that simple as was commented by the Western media. According to China’s official news agency, third-party observers, and some Western reports, the monks from Drepung and Sera Monasteries in suburban Lhasa stirred up the unrest by demonstrating for independence on March 10. The policemen persuaded them to return to their temples from the very beginning. A number of them were brought to the police station for investigation of their provocative lawless behavior on the 12th. On the next day, some Sera monks rallied for release of their fellows held in the police station. On the 14th, all of a sudden, over 300 arsons took place in Lhasa at the same time, horning the start of the worst riot in the past two decades there. Following the instruction from the authority, the policemen exercised high-degree restraint, never using abusive words, no fighting back when beaten. To control the widespread violence, the late-coming soldiers and riot policemen used tear gas and shields only (Xinhua News Agency, 2008; BBC, 2008). (See Slides 34-55.)
During the disorder, some rioters shouted slogans for independence and yelled, “These who eat zanba come out!” (Asking other Tibetans to join them and beat non-Tibetan Chinese.) Many young Tibetans, male and female, rushed to the streets and did looting, robbery, arson, and physical assaulting. They attacked policemen with rocks, knives, metal and wooden sticks, and even boiling water. The riot policemen formed human walls to protect schools, banks, stores, post offices, and government buildings. What they could use to protect themselves were shields and helmets. The rioters attacked Han, Hui, and even Tibetan passengers they saw in the streets. They defaced Mosques and burnt the Koran; burnt vehicles, fire engines, motors, and bicycles; looted department stores; robbed jewelry and clothing shops before setting them on fire. The looters took away what they could carry, and blocked traffic with mattresses, tables, and chairs grabbed from furniture stores. Pupils were scared, crying and trembling at corners in their schools. Some power stations were broken, causing large-scale power out in several areas (Xinhua News Agency, 2008).