Tibetan protesters storm Chinese Embassy in Delhi


Some 30 Tibetan exiles protesting Chinese religious policies stormed the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on Wednesday, with several breaching the front gate and chaining themselves to the flag pole inside, police and witnesses said.

Others repeatedly sprayed “Free Tibet” in red paint on the embassy walls and the main gate before many of the demonstrators were forcibly taken away by police.

The activists were protesting a recent Chinese order that Beijing must approve all of Tibet’s spiritual leaders, known as Lamas. For centuries, the search for the reincarnation of lamas- including Tibet’s spiritual head, the Dalai Lama- has been carried out by select Tibetan monks.

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