Tibetans in south India Fax-Jam Chinese embassy
Tibetan college students in south India and activists from the Tibetan settlements in the Indian state of Karnataka, south India organised a day-long fax jam campaign targeting the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on Thursday as a part of the Tibet Global Action Day.
“Tibetan activists living in the Tibetan settlements of Bylakuppe, Hunsur, Kollegal, and Mundgod and Tibetan college students studying in Chennai, Bangalore, and Mysore have been sending fax messages demanding China stop its repressive policies in Tibet the whole day,” said Lobsang Yeshi, a former youth leader.
Yeshi said that the Chinese Embassy’s fax machine must have got jammed as around 20,000 Tibetans had participated in the campaign and sent fax messages to the Embassy.
Vijaywada students pedal for Tibetans inside Tibet
As part of the Tibet Global Action Day, Tibetan college students in Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh set off on a 50-kilometer cycle rally from Siddharth circle to Amravati. The Indian national president of Samatha Party, V.V Krishna Rao also attended the flaggin-off ceremony on Thursday.
“We call on world leaders, especially those attending the G-20 Summit to hold the government of China accountable for committing such gross atrocities in Tibet,” said Dorjee Damdul, student leader at the beginning of the rally.
4 days of hunger strike in Belgium
Tibetans and Tibetan supporters under the aegis of Friends of Tibet, Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Chu-Shi-Ghang-Duk and Tibet Group are staging a four-day fast on 3rd, 4th, 8th, and 9th of this month, coinciding with the European Union meeting in Belgium.
According to the organisers, a demonstration will be also be held on the ninth.
Tibetans in Frankfurt protest outside Chinese Consulate
As part of Tibet Global Action Day, Tibetans and Tibetan supporters in Frankfurt, Germany held a peaceful march from Katharine Church to the Chinese Consulate in the city.
The march was organized by the Tibetinitiative Deutschland, RG Frankfurt, andTibetans from VTD Frankfurt.