‘Tibetan Activist's Protest Reaches New Height’
by Staff Reporter
(Times of India. January 17, 2002)
Poetry In Action
A Tibetan activist on Wednesday resorted to a unique protest against
China's 'aggressive' policy towards his homeland when he suspended
himself from the 10th floor of Hotel Oberoi, where Chinese Premier
Zhu Rongji addressed industry captains in the afternoon.
Tenzin Tsundue, general secretary of Friends of Tibet (India),
reached the 10th floor by climbing a high-rise ladder being used for
renovation work and displayed a huge banner inscribed `Free Tibet',
police sources said. The 27-year-old Tenzin was later brought down
by the Cuffe Parade police. The police booked him for trespassing
and released him on bail in the evening.
Hundreds of Tibetans, including women and children, were on a protest
demonstration in Mumbai on Wednesday. A large number of them staged
a noisy demonstration near Prince of Wales museum, which is now
rechristened as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay,
where the dignitary and his entourage paid a brief visit.
Said an officer, 'There was no problem with the Chinese Premier's
visit to Mumbai as we had a tight bandobast to prevent any untoward