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Dalai Lama visits Rochester

The Dalai Lama will speak in Rochester, Minn. today.

According to WCCO television, the spiritual leader is here for a medical exam. He came to the city last year for medial care at the Mayo Clinic. Minnesota Public Radio said it is not clear if he is receiving medical treatment this visit.

In a private conference for Mayo employees, the Dalai Lama will give a talk titled ‚ÄúCompassion in Medicine.‚Ä? WCCO said it would be on meditation.

Pro-Chinese demonstrators said they would protest outside the clinic. According to MPR, they will be calling for an end to the violence by Pro-Tibetan demonstrators.

Pro-Tibetan demonstrators have been interrupting Olympic torch ceremonies and sometimes violently. Tibet is under Chinese control and many Tibetans want independence, MPR said.