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14 Tibetan college students arrested for protestiing Chinese FM's visit

October 28, 2009

October 27, 2009

Dharamsala, October 27 -- The Karnataka police
have arrested 14 Tibetan youths following
separate incidents of protest in Bangalore
earlier today as the foreign ministers of China,
Russia and India met for the ninth RIC trilateral meeting.

The president of the Tibetan Youth Congress,
Tsewang Rinzin, told phayul that students from
the Bangalore regional Tibetan Youth Congress
were protesting the visit of Chinese Foreign
Minister Yang Jeichi. "The police had anticipated
protests by Tibetans. Police teams had even
arrived at the Tibetan Youth hostel at Kormangla
a few days ago but the students had already
dispersed into various parts of the city to
participate in demonstration today."

Twelve students were taken into custody this
morning as they were protesting Yang’s visit.
Later in the day two more were arrested at Leela
Palace. The two were Gendun Kyab, a first year
college student, and Kunchok Agar, a third year college student.

The students yelled, "shame on China, China lie
people die", as they were being pushed into
waiting police vans. The students were furious at
China for the recent execution of four Tibetans
who took part in last year's protests in Tibet. A
Tibetan student said Indian external affairs
minister is holding meeting with a representative
of a regime that has blood in his hands."No doubt
we owe a great deal to India, but I think India
is morally wrong in not condemning China for the
killings in Tibet and human rights violations across Tibet.
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