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Indian Police break up hunger strike in New Delhi

August 24, 2008

By Tenzin Sangmo
Phayul
August 23, 2008

New Delhi, August 23 - The third batch of indefinite chain hunger
strike came to an abrupt end with police intervention around 16:45
today. Three police vans and two buses carrying more than 150 men
arrived at Jantar Mantar and forcibly moved five of the six men to
Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. Quick thinking helped Tashi Gyamtso, 31
make a swift escape after he got up and walked out of the tent before
the authorities could get to him.

According to Tenzin Norsang of TYC, he (Tashi Gyamtso) had expressed
his desire to continue with the fast and has been moved to an
undisclosed location.

Some nine Tibetans were detained at the Connaught Place Police
Station but released after half an hour. A young Tibetan woman was
taken to the hospital after she passed out during the scuffle with police.

The men who refused food, water and medical attention had entered
their eight day and was the third in batches of six to sit on the
demonstration to protest the Beijing Olympics and continued
repression in Tibet.

The 2008 Summer Games Closing Ceremony will mark the conclusion of
the Beijing Olympics in a glittering event August 24 at the Beijing
National Stadium. With it looms large the fear of severe lockdown and
incessant control over Tibet.
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