China has blocked YouTube after footage of soldiers beating monks and other Tibetans appeared on the site.
BBC News report:
The date and location of the footage, posted by a Tibetan exile group, cannot be ascertained.
A Chinese government spokesman would not confirm whether YouTube had indeed been blocked.
China has a history of blocking websites which carry messages it views as politically unacceptable.
In most of China, YouTube has suddenly become inaccessible.
The site has been carrying a graphic video released by Tibetan exiles, which shows hundreds of uniformed Chinese troops swarming through a Tibetan monastery – a group of troops beat a man with batons.
Here is a Reuters report featuring the footage that got the Chinese government upset: