Tibetan protestors storm Chinese embassy in New Delhi

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New Delhi, Mar 21 (UNI) Hours after a senior US official backed Tibet against China, a group of Tibetan protestors today entered the compound of the Chinese embassy here to register their protest on the crackdown on pro-democracy agitators.

Despite its initial failure to comprehend the breach, police was quick to ''remove'' the five protestors from the lawns of the embassy compound.

Earlier today in Dharmasala, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi called for an independent probe to clear Tibet's spiritual leader Dalai Lama's name in the violent protests in Tibet.

Around 70 protesters clashed with police outside Chinese embassy in the Chanakyapuri diplomatic enclave. Five of them managed to scale the five feet high wall from the Panchsheel Marg side. They were moving towards the cultural section of the embassy when they were caught by policemen. ''We have detained 33 protestors...action is being taken against them,'' said Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat. The spokesperson maintained that the protestors were 500 meters away from the main building when they were overpowered by the police.

He said as a precautionary measure, the Panchsheel Marg could be shut down for public movement.

Deputy speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile Dolma Gyati said protest should be taken out in a correct manner.

The areas around the Chinese embassy have been cordoned off and several companies of Delhi Armed Police have been deployed.


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