Tibetans shave heads outside Chinese consulate in Australia

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Sydney, Apr 20 (UNI) A dozen Tibetans shaved their heads at a protest outside the Chinese consulate in Melbourne today.

About 50 people rallied outside the consulate, calling for the Chinese Government to improve human rights in the Tibetan region.

The protesters chanted and shaved their heads to express solidarity with the Tibetans, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.

The Dalai Lama's Australian representative Atisha Tenzin said, ''What they are doing in Tibet is not acceptable to the world.'' Sandup Tsering, one of the protesters, said, ''The protest is to show our deep sorrow and sadness for the recent killings in Tibet and also to express our support to others in Tibet.'' UNI XC SKB AS1213

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