Tibet Exiles Arrested Protesting Beijing Olympics
Rob Walker | March 10, 2008 at 11:11 amby
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The protest began on the anniversary of a failed uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet in 1959.
Other demonstrations were held in New Delhi and Katmandu, Nepal, where 10 activists were detained after hundreds clashed with police.
Meanwhile, the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader, speaking at a separate event, accused China of "unimaginable and gross violations of human rights" in the Himalayan region.
The planned six-month march from India to Tibet began Monday to coincide with the anniversary of a failed uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet that forced the Dalai Lama into exile in 1959.
Local police chief Atul Fulzele said an order banning the marchers from leaving the area near the northern Indian city of Dharmsala, the seat of the Tibetan government in exile, had been issued following a recommendation from the Indian government.