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7 march 2012 001Dharamsala: Yesterday, under the leadership of RTYC Rohini and RTYC Samyeling Delhi, approximately 200 Tibetans staged a protest at UN Information Centre.

Their protest was in solidarity with the people in Tibet and in support of the three Tibetans who are on indefinite hunger strike at UN headquarters in New York.

The crowd gathered at the main gate in Delhi and shouted "UN: Tibet is burning! UN: we need your response! and UN: we need justice!".

A number of University students attempted to jump over the police barricades placed in front of the gate while many protesters were in tears out of frustration and desperation at their situation.

Tsultrim Dorjee Rangzen, a Tibetan student from Delhi University, harmed himself in protest, casting a stone onto his own head. The result was a severe head wound, yet it did not stop Tsultrim from continuing to loudly protest against the Chinese occupation of Tibet.

This, among many other examples of self sacrifice, is a clear sign of "growing frustration and increasing impatience among many Tibetans, especially among the younger generation".

Three members of RTYC Delhi presented a petition to the chairman of the UN Information Centre to be given to the general secretary of the UN. The crowd dispersed after almost two hours of protest, concluding with the singing of the Tibetan national anthem.

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