Tibetan activists detained during protest outside Chinese embassy in India on uprising anniversary

Tibet’s struggle for independence gained newfound emphasis on March 10 when Tibetans marked the 62nd anniversary of their uprising by staging a protest outside the Chinese embassy. Members of the Tibetian Youth Congress and other Tibetian Students organizations held a protest outside the Chinese embassy in Delhi and tried to reach the gates of the embassy. The protestors were raising slogans and waiving Tibetan flags under the banner of the Tibetan Youth Congress. Around 70 workers of the Tibetan Youth Congress were detained and taken to the Chanakyapuri police station and later released. The protestors' faces were painted with the colors of the Tibetan flag, while slogan-shouting activists painted "Free Tibet" and "Boycott China Products" as well as "Quit China." Tibetans commemorate the anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising on March 10 by paying tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for the independence of Tibet.