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Tibetans in exile stage protest in Lucknow

May 5, 2008

Lucknow, May 4, 2008 (ANI): Tibetans in exile residing in Lucknow staged
a demonstration on Sunday to keep their protest against the Beijing
Olympics alive.

Tibetans protestors resorted to sloganeering on city’s street to
demonstrate their resentment against the mass killings of their fellow
countrymen in Tibet last month.

The protesters, holding placards, portraits of the Dalai Lama, the
picture of the ‘youngest prisoner of world’ and flag of Tibet staged the
march to gather support of government and the citizens in India against
the ‘Chinese repression’.

“The aim of this march is to pay our tributes to our dead brothers.
Besides we are striving to amass support of Indian government and
citizens of India while making them aware of issues in Tibet. Regarding
the mass protest that is happening all over the world against Olympics,
we believe until Tibet is set free, Olympics should not happen in
China,” said Sonam Dochi, member, Tibetan Youth Congress.

Coinciding with massive protests by the Tibetan Diaspora all over the
world in the run up to the Beijing Olympics, the exiles in India are
seeking an end to Chinese repression in Tibet and have staged a wave of
protests across the country especially in New Delhi and in Dharamsala,
home of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama in India. (ANI)
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