DHARAMSHALA, November 2: On the eve of the G20 summit in Cannes, France, Tibetans stormed the Chinese embassy in the national capital, demanding China to immediately cease its repressive policies in Tibet.
Since March this year, ten Tibetans have set themselves on fire in Tibet, protesting China’s continued occupation of Tibet and demanding the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from exile.
37 Tibetan students (20 girls and 17 boys) under the banner of the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), the largest pro-independence group in exile carried out the protest today with Tibetan flags and shouting slogans in protesting China’s occupation of Tibet and the forced disappearance of Tibetans.
The protestors also wrote “Free Tibet” over a Chinese embassy signboard outside its gates.
In a release following the protests, TYC reminded the Chinese government “until and unless Sino-Tibet issue is not solved, there will never be stability in Tibet”.
“No matter how much China tries to suppress the Tibetans, no matter how many armies they station and arms they deploy in Tibet, the Tibetan spirit and courage will surpass their atrocities, violence and injustices.”
TYC said that the protest was also to call upon the leaders of G20 to put pressure on the Chinese leadership to “resolve the issue of Tibet and immediately withdraw its military presence from all monasteries in Tibet”, especially Ngaba.
“We appeal to the world governments to have the courage and wisdom to choose human values over material interests.”