In India about 150 Tibetans demonstrated outside the Chinese embassy on Saturday (16 June) to demand the withdrawal of Chinese troops from their country.
In India about 150 Tibetans demonstrated outside the Chinese embassy on Saturday (16 June) to demand the withdrawal of Chinese troops from their country. Some of them had been involved in fighting the Chinese forces in 1958.
SYNOPSIS: At the embassy building in New Delhi, police were on duty in case of trouble. But the precautions weren't needed and the demonstration passed off peacefully.
The protestors, who included women and children, carried a banner marking the 21st anniversary of the defence force formed as a resistance movement in exile. Among them were former Khamba guerrillas who accompanied the Dalai Lama into exile.
At the embassy, the Tibetans had planned to present a petition condemning Peking's 'colonialist and dictatorial policy'.
When they failed to present the petition to an embassy official, the demonstrators pasted it up outside the gates of the building. The petition also promised that Tibetans would continue their struggle until their six million countrymen were free under the leadership of the Dalai Lama.