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Richard Gere a-ok with Olympics boycott

Posted by: Ted Mann - Posted in Pound Ridge, Richard Gere, Tibet on Mar 28, 2008

The Pound Ridge resident (and owner of the newly opened Barn at Bedford Post restaurant) joined in the chorus of people condemning the Chinese government for its brutal crackdown on Tibetan monks and other people protesting the country’s treatment of Tibet. Speaking to Reuters, he said, “I’ve not been pro-boycott, but I think if this is not handled correctly, yes we should boycott. Everyone should boycott.” Then, appearing on Wolf Blitzer’s CNN show, he said, “This is clearly a time that if China wishes to be a world power … it cannot behave this way. Inclusive societies become great societies. Brutalizing your people is not a way to greatness.”

Here’s the full Blitzer interview:

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