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BRICS: Tibetans protest as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Goa

Speed News Desk | Updated on: Sat, 11 Feb 2017 05:46:00 IST

On 15 October, Tibetans staged a protest in Margao, Goa, to oppose the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping for the upcoming BRICS summit.

The protestors raised 'China OUT of Tibet now' slogans. Placards with 'Free Tibet and end the occupation' could also be spotted at the protest site.

ANI reported that police have detained some of the protesting Tibet activists in Margao.

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Meanwhile, Xi Jinping has already arrived in Goa for the BRICS Summit.

On 14 October, a number of Tibetan students protested outside the Chinese Embassy in Delhi.

Media reports suggested that the Delhi police had to detain several protestors after a ruckus broke out in the area.

The protestors holding Tibetan flags and banners raised slogans including 'Free Tibet' in Delhi.

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In Goa, Xi will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of other leaders, including heads of the BIMSTEC (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand) countries who have been invited to the Goa summit.

First published: 15 October 2016, 1:06 IST
 
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