BRICS: Tibetan protesters detained in large numbers in Goa

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Panaji, Oct 15: The Goa police has detained several protesters from Tibet ahead of the BRICS summit to be held on Saturday.

The protests are being led by the Tibet Youth Congress (TYC) against the illegal occupation by China of Tibet. The president of the TYC, Tenzing Jimmy confirmed that several activists had been detained by the Goa police.

Tibetan protesters detained in Goa

The protests were taking place outside the resort where the summit will be held. The protesters had also put up posters of Chinese president Xi Jinping and blackened it. Police officials have managed to remove all the posters.

The protesters have, however, said that they will continue to protest despite heavy security being in place.

In a statement released the Tibetan Youth Congress said that they were here to demand the end the illegal occupation of Tibet. The world needs to hear this, the statement also read.

Meanwhile security is tight all around Goa where the high profile summit will be held on Saturday. While security forces are patrolling the streets, an anti aircraft gun too has been set up at a beach near the venue.

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