Hundreds demonstrate near Chinese embassy
Several hundred people protested at the Chinese embassy in The Hague on Sunday against China's actions in Tibet.17 March 2008
THE HAGUE – Several hundred people protested at the Chinese embassy in The Hague on Sunday against China's actions in Tibet. One of the demonstrators climbed over the embassy's gate, lowered the Chinese flag and hung the Tibetan flag on the mast. Embassy personnel removed the Tibetan flag.
The demonstrators proclaimed their solidarity with Tibet. Various speakers expressed condemnation of the Chinese action. The riot police intervened when a number of protestors pulled down a fence.
There were no other disturbances however. The demonstration was organised by the International Campaign for Tibet Europe, the Netherlands' Tibet Support Group and the Tibetan Community of the Netherlands.
Almost 400 protestors demonstrated near the Palace of Justice in Brussels on Sunday. They declared their sympathy for the Tibetan people and condemned the Chinese.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2008]