New Delhi protester grimaces in police grip
Every day on WorldNow we choose a remarkable photo from around the world. Today our eyes were drawn to this shot from India, where this Tibetan protester was detained by police during a demonstration against China.
The New Delhi protest made headlines Monday when one Tibetan demonstrator set himself on fire. The Times' Mark Magnier reports it was the second attempted self-immolation in the city, home to thousands of Tibetans who crossed the Himalayan mountains from China.
Chinese President Hu Jintao is scheduled to arrive in India on Wednesday for an economic summit. Tibetans lament that Chinese authorities have ramped up “patriotic education” in schools and monasteries, forced Tibetans to renounce the Dalai Lama and tightened control of monasteries.
“If you care about peace, you should raise the issue of Tibet,” Tibetan Youth Congress official Tenzing Norsang told the Associated Press. “Hu Jintao is responsible for what is happening there.”
Photo: A Tibetan protester is detained by police during a demonstration against China in New Delhi on Monday. Credit: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press