Interestingly, talking with some of the protesters, they expressed an eagerness to see the exhibit during its run - because really they wouldn't have an opportunity to view the objects otherwise. They were mostly my age (30 or younger), so many were born here or left Tibet at an early age.
The protest was more to shed light on the current issues in Tibet and create dialogue about the curatorial choices made in relation to the exhibit. It will be interesting to see how many Tibetans will be curious enough to cross the protest lines to see their cultural artifacts.
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