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India police detain Tibetan protesters outside Chinese Embassy on anniversary of 1959 uprising

  • Indian policemen detain a Tibetan exile, his face painted in the colors of the Tibetan flag, during a protest in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Indian police on Tuesday detained about 100 Tibetans who were protesting outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on the anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against China's rule in Tibet. The protest was to mark the 56th anniversary of the uprising, which led to the flight of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetans' spiritual leader, and the establishment of the Tibetan government-in-exile in a north Indian town. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    Indian policemen detain a Tibetan exile, his face painted in the colors of the Tibetan flag, during a protest in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Indian police on Tuesday detained about 100 Tibetans who were protesting outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on the anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against China's rule in Tibet. The protest was to mark the 56th anniversary of the uprising, which led to the flight of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetans' spiritual leader, and the establishment of the Tibetan government-in-exile in a north Indian town. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indian policemen detain a Tibetan exile, tied to other Tibetans with an iron link chain, during a protest in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Indian police on Tuesday detained about 100 Tibetans who were protesting outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on the anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against China's rule in Tibet. The protest was to mark the 56th anniversary of the uprising, which led to the flight of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetans' spiritual leader, and the establishment of the Tibetan government-in-exile in a north Indian town. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    Indian policemen detain a Tibetan exile, tied to other Tibetans with an iron link chain, during a protest in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Indian police on Tuesday detained about 100 Tibetans who were protesting outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on the anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against China's rule in Tibet. The protest was to mark the 56th anniversary of the uprising, which led to the flight of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetans' spiritual leader, and the establishment of the Tibetan government-in-exile in a north Indian town. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tibetan exiles, their faces painted in the colors of the Tibetan flag, jump over a flower bed as they make their way towards the Chinese Embassy during a protest in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Indian police on Tuesday detained about 100 Tibetans who were protesting outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on the anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against China's rule in Tibet. The protest was to mark the 56th anniversary of the uprising, which led to the flight of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetans' spiritual leader, and the establishment of the Tibetan government-in-exile in a north Indian town. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    Tibetan exiles, their faces painted in the colors of the Tibetan flag, jump over a flower bed as they make their way towards the Chinese Embassy during a protest in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Indian police on Tuesday detained about 100 Tibetans who were protesting outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on the anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against China's rule in Tibet. The protest was to mark the 56th anniversary of the uprising, which led to the flight of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetans' spiritual leader, and the establishment of the Tibetan government-in-exile in a north Indian town. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)  (The Associated Press)

Indian police have detained about 100 Tibetans who were protesting outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on the anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against China's rule in Tibet.

Protesters interlocked their hands and tried to form a chain around the embassy before police stepped in and dragged them away.

Police officer Dhruv Narain said the Tibetans were being held at a nearby police station and would be released later Tuesday.

The protest was to mark the 56th anniversary of the uprising, which led to the flight of the Dalai Lama and the establishment of the Tibetan government-in-exile in a north Indian town.

Tibetan activists said they were dedicating their protest to the memory of the 130 Tibetans who have self-immolated since 2009 to protest Chinese rule in Tibet.