Oberoi action

In January 2002, while Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji was addressing Indian business tycoons in Mumbai’s Oberoi Towers, Tsundue scaled scaffolding to the 14th floor to unfurl a Tibetan national flag and a FREE TIBET banner.

In April 2005 he repeated a similar stunning one-man protest when Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao was visiting Bangalore.

Because of these daring protest actions, Tsundue is often detained and is under police surveillance whenever Chinese leaders visit India.

Tsundue writes about his action at Oberoi

  • My Week: Rebel With A Cause
    20 January 2002
    Tsundue writes about his actions before climbing the Oberoi Towers.
  • Why I’ll climb more scaffolding and towers
    1 November 2002
    We have known the Chinese for long as a difficult neighbour. We know we are fighting a losing battle, with the world given up on us. We may perish, but for India it will leave a cancerous wound along its 3,500-km permanent border with China.

One thought on “Oberoi action”

  1. Dear Tenzin,

    I don’t know if this is the right way to contact you. I will try also by the Friends of Tibet.
    We met, long time ago, during my shooting in Dharamsala. It has been at the time of the Miss Tibet contest and you were leading a hungerstrike. We did an interview.
    As I am still working on my film project about the contest, I would like to get in touch with you.
    It would be nice to get an answer and then I will explain what I am looking for. Thank you.

    All the best,
    Sylvia (German filmmaker)

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