Tibetans protest outside Chinese embassy in Delhi

Indian policemen detain a Tibetan exile, his face painted in the colours of the Tibetan flag, during a protest in New Delhi, India, on 10 March 2015.

Indian policemen detain a Tibetan exile, his face painted in the colours of the Tibetan flag, during a protest in New Delhi, India, on 10 March 2015. Indian police on Tuesday detained about 100 Tibetans who were protesting outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on the anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against China's rule in Tibet. The protest was to mark the 56th anniversary of the uprising, which led to the flight of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetans' spiritual leader, and the establishment of the Tibetan government-in-exile in a north Indian town. AP/Altaf Qadri

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NEW DELHI, India, 10 March 2015

To mark the “Tibetan National Uprising Day”, several student protesters carried out demonstrations in front of the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Police personnel rushed to the spot and several protesters were lathi-charged.

A scuffle broke out between the protesters and police, compelling the Delhi Police officials to use force.

Police used mild force to disperse the crowd and detained several Tibetan students trying to reach the main gate of the embassy.

According to reports, the area has been cordoned off and barricades have been placed in the area.

The protesters have come out in huge numbers demanding a free Tibet. Those detained will be shortly released after their antecedents are recorded, police said. They have been taken to Chanakyapuri police station.

There is heavy police presence in the area and jams have been reported from New Delhi in the wake of protests and deployment.

The police brass has alerted all districts and asked the north Delhi police in particular to keep a watch on the Tibetan groups so that law and order is in place.


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