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MONDAYS IN BLACK- Mourning the Chinese Crackdown in Tibet at Jantar Mantar,

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New Delhi, March 24 – The Delhi Tibetan Solidarity Group comprising of all the 10 major Tibetan NGOs and Association mourned the Chinese crackdown with raising 15 black flags symbolising the 15th day of brutal repression by the Chinese authorities in Tibet. In addition, every protestor wore black arm band as a protest against the violent clampdown.

Thousands of Tibetan and Indian protestors gathered at Jantar Mantar, Delhi, India to observe BLACK MONDAY. Protestors gathered from early in the morning and the main programme started around12 noon. Leaders of the major Indian Tibet Support Groups gave speeches in condemnation of the killings and arrests inside Tibet and in solidarity with the Tibetan movement.

After the speeches, a Mock Play was staged in the middle of the gathering to depict the current situation in Tibet. This was followed by protest shaving with 15 volunteers shaving their heads symbolic of the 15th day of protest inside and outside Tibet.

Members of the Tibetan community in Delhi have been on 24 hour relay hunger strike and daily candle light vigils sine march 15th in protest of Chinese brutalities and in support of the Tibetan struggle inside Tibet. All the Tibetan businesses have remained closed since 14th of March and will remain closed till the 31st March, 2008.

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