New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): Over 20 Tibetans demonstrators were arrested for protesting in front of the Chinese embassy here on Thursday on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
The protesters claimed that life in Tibet remains a day-to-day struggle to protect their culture and livelihood from Chinese tyranny.
The Tibetans also accused China of doing little to improve their lives and expressed resentment over Beijing's restrictions on freedom and religion.
"They have made their country rich by sucking people's blood. They do not follow the path of truth. They kill our people and make their country rich," a protestor said.
"They (Chinese) are showing their power to the entire country. They are even trying to attack India. We Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) cannot sit quite. India is like our guide and we can even lay down our lives for it," another protestor said.
Meanwhile, China stepped up its military presence in Tibet and refused travel permits to tourists, journalists and other international observers.
According to sources, an estimated 1,200 Tibetans remain unaccounted for following a violent crackdown on demonstrations in March 2008. (ANI)