British rockers RADIOHEAD used the opening concert of their world tour to
protest against China’s human rights record in Tibet – by decorating the stage
with Tibetan flags.
The Creep hitmakers played the first date of their tour at the Cruzan
Amphitheatre in Florida on Monday (05May08), and used the opportunity to
express their support for the people of Tibet.
The region lost independence to China in 1951, and Chinese authorities have
come under fire in recent months over the Tibetan issue ahead of the
forthcoming Olympic Games in Beijing this summer (08).
Radiohead have long been known for publicizing their political beliefs, more
recently campaigning on behalf of the environment – urging other artists to
make their tours more planet-friendly, reports Gigwise.com.