21 Tibetans arrested for anti-China protests

21 Tibetans arrested for anti-China protests

A Tibetan exile resident in India is detained by police at a protest outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009. Tibetans across the world are protesting the 60th anniversary of Communist rule in China. (AP)

"The 21 Tibetan men were arrested around 9.30 a.m. They were attempting to jump the wall of the embassy and were taken into custody," a senior police official told IANS.

Those arrested are residents of India. Tibetan communities here plan a series of protests through 2009-2010 to commemorate 50 years since the first failed attempt to push the Chinese invaders out of their homeland.

There are an estimated 1,00,000 Tibetan refugees in India, who fled their homeland in 1959 after Chinese troops crushed their uprising.

Tibetans have settled in Delhi, Bangalore and several places, but their main centre is in the Himalayan resort of Dharamsala, the home of the Tibetan government-in-exile.