Tibetans climb UN Geneva building in protest before China rights meeting

Tibetans climb UN Geneva building in protest before China rights meeting
Tibetan activists protesting at China's rule over Tibet scaled scaffolding on the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva and unfurled a banner ahead of a session convened to examine China's human rights record.

GENEVA - Tibetan activists protesting at China's rule over Tibet scaled scaffolding on the UN European headquarters in Geneva early on Tuesday and unfurled a banner ahead of a session convened to examine China's human rights record.

At least three protesters from Students for a Free Tibet climbed up the Palais des Nations, currently under renovation, and put up a white banner reading: "China human rights - UN stand up on Tibet".

A United Nations spokeswoman, informed by Reuters of the incident, had no immediate reaction.

Beijing has no intention of altering its "correct" policies in Tibet as they have brought unprecedented achievements, a Chinese government white paper said earlier on Tuesday.

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