Tibetans in India Protest Against Train to Lhasa – Reuters

From Reuters via the New York Times:

Tibetan exiles living in India scaled the fence at the Chinese embassy and set fire to Chinese flags on Monday, protesting against a nearly-completed railway linking Tibet with the rest of China.

Several protesters, some dressed in Buddhist robes, were arrested after a violent scuffle with embassy guards and police in New Delhi‘s diplomatic enclave. Dozens outside the embassy screamed “Free Tibet.”

China says the link will promote development in Tibet but Tibetan activists say it will only increase Chinese migration into the region, diluting Tibetan culture. A limited passenger service is due to start on Saturday. [Full Text]


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June 26, 2006 7:10 PM
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