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3,000 Tibetans swell protesters ranks

In a major show of strength and solidarity around 3,000 Tibetans took part in a protest march in Jantar Mantar on Friday, reports Karan Choudhury.

india Updated: Apr 12, 2008 01:06 IST
Karan Choudhury

In a major show of strength and solidarity around 3,000 Tibetans took part in a protest march in Jantar Mantar on Friday. The protest marks the completion of a month since the Chinese government took action against Tibetan demonstrators.

Rinchen Dolma might need a cane to walk, but that has not stopped this 93-year old great grandmother of seven from taking part in their fight for freedom. She said, “Our people are being brutalised by the Chinese. By taking part in the march I feel that I would be making a little bit of difference. They need our support and we are out to give it to them.”

The protestors had earlier planned to march from Jantar Mantar to the Parliament but were later restricted to Jantar Mantar. The protest march, which was a kilometre-long, took five rotations of the area.