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Tibetans protest as China takes part in economic summit

November 17, 2008

November 16, 2008

Dharamsala, November 16 -- Hundreds of protesters, including
Tibetans, rallied in Washington on Saturday as world leaders met for
an emergency economic summit.

Chinese President Hu Jintao was among the leaders of the big, rich
and developing countries taking part in the financial summit of the
Group of 20 nations.

Outside the summit, the largest protest came from the nearly 200
demonstrators supporting Tibetan independence, AP reported.

According to Washington Times, about 300 demonstrators supporting
Tibetan independence marched outside the summit.

They were joined by a smaller group from the spiritual movement Falun
Gong in protesting human rights policies of China, which attended the
financial meeting at the National Building Museum.

Protesters reportedly chanted "Shame on China" on the outskirts of
the perimeter established by police.
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