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G20 SUMMIT: HU JINTAO MARRED BY TIBET PROTESTS

April 5, 2009

Tibetans, pro-democracy Chinese and Burmese in
London united in condemnation of Hu Jintao
Tibetan Community in Britain
April 2, 2008

Chinese President Hu Jintao's arrival in London
for the G20 Summit triggered a series of peaceful
protests outside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in
Knightsbridge, where he was staying.

Six Tibetans and four Chinese staged a 24-hour
hunger strike to highlight the gross violation of
human rights by the Chinese regime under Hu
Jintao, in particular China’s repressive
policies in Tibet. A candlelight vigil concluded
the hunger strike, where more Chinese from Falun
Gong group and Burmese joined in solidarity to
condemn Hu Jintao of his total lack of respect for human rights.

Phurbu Rinzin from Tibetan Community in Britain
said, "We have taken these actions to remind Mr
Hu Jintao of the deep pain Tibetans continue to
suffer under China’s wrong and repressive policies in Tibet.�

Whilst protesting at the ExCel Centre earlier
today, Karma Chura-Tsang, Director of Tibetan
Youth UK said, “We are calling the world
leaders to raise the deepening crisis in Tibet
with Chinese President Hu Jintao and call for an
end to his government’s violent repression of the Tibetan people.�

Shao Jiang, a survivor of the Tiananmen Massacre,
who also participated in the hunger strike,
stressed the importance of “freedom of
expression, respect for human rights in China and
the right to the self-determination of Tibetan
people.� He also called for democracy in China
and justice for Tiananmen victims.

Prince Charles has reportedly raised Tibet with
Hu Jintao when loud protest continued outside the
hotel. Tibetan National Anthem fittingly
concluded the protest against Hu Jintao in London.

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