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Taking on China for 15 December 2010

Taking on China for 15 December 2010
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First Published: Thu, Dec 16 2010. 12 27 AM IST
Updated: Thu, Dec 16 2010. 12 27 AM IST
Hundreds of Tibetan exiles took to the streets of Delhi on Wednesday to protest the visit of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabo.
The protests were organized by Tibetan Youth Congress, which is fighting for the independence of Tibet from the China.
Protestors carried large placards with slogans like “Free Tibet Wen, Free Tibet now”. They also waved Tibetan flags, shouted slogans and made speeches.
“We are here to protest against the atrocities of the Chinese government towards the people of Tibet and also for free Tibet which very soon will happen”, said Tenzing Sangmou, a student of Delhi University.
The idea, according to Tsewang Rigzin, the president of Tibetan Youth Congress, is to send across their message peacefully to both China and India. “We strongly condemn Mr. Wen Jiabo’s visit to India and also the border issues that are being discussed with China as there is no border with China, it’s only with Tibet”, he said.
The Chinese government considers Tibet an integral part of their country. Tibetan exiles meanwhile plan more protests during the remaining two days of the Chinese Premier’s India visit.
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First Published: Thu, Dec 16 2010. 12 27 AM IST