2008-04-01 22:58:11 Xinhua English
BEIJING, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Tibetan students who were participating in the March 17 sit-in at the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing were worshipping peace for their families and the region, according to a school authority here on Wednesday.
"Those students were very reasonable and returned to their dormitories by midnight after talks with teachers," said Xerab Nyi'ma, the university's vice president and a Tibetan himself, during a press conference.
The students staged a sit-in at the school on the night of March 17 after the Lhasa riot. The silent gathering started at 7:30 p.m. at the Haidian District institution in northwestern Beijing.
Students earlier told Xinhua they were holding a "candlelight vigil".
No clashes between the participants and school authorities were reported.