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Beijing 2008: Tibetan Monks Attack Embassy In India

August 10, 2008

AGI (Italy)
August 8, 2008

New Delhi, 8 August - Coinciding with the start of the opening
ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing, a group of Tibetan monks
have attempted to raid the Chinese embassy in New Delhi, India but
they were stopped by the police. Using two coaches, more than 150
monks with the traditional purple gowns attempted to knock down the
steel barriers in front of the entrance to the street where the
Chinese legation is located, in the embassy district of Chanakyapuri
in the Indian capital.

While the guards blocked the bus several monks managed to get over
the barrier and reach the walls of the Beijing embassy at a run but
they were stopped there. A spokesperson from the Indian police said
that "we have strengthened the security measures and detained the
monks in custody".
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