China Reportedly Blocks YouTube

Tibet-related videos bring Great Firewall down on video site
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2009 2:22 PM CDT

(Newser) – YouTube is suddenly inaccessible for most of China, the BBC reports. Chinese censors have reportedly blocked the site after finding videos of soldiers beating Tibetans, including monks. China wouldn’t confirm whether or not the site was blocked, saying only that it “is not afraid of the internet.” The graphic videos show uniformed Chinese troops beating a man with a baton; another shows them kicking and choking a monk.