Dalai Lama visit to UAB today draws hundreds of Tibetan supporters, Shugden sect protesters

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — An appearance by the Dalai Lama at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) today for a scientific symposium drew hundreds of people — including his supporters and some protesters — to campus near the Alys Stephens Center.

Virtually all of the roughly 250-300 supporters that gathered along 13th St. South to welcome the religious leader to campus were Tibetan, with many coming to Birmingham for the weekend from Minnesota, home to a large community of Tibetan exiles. Read more…

Source: al.com