Kerala expresses solidarity with Beijing Olympics

April 17th, 2008 - 9:50 pm ICT by admin  

Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) The Kerala government expressed its solidarity with the Beijing Olympics Thursday by holding a state-wide gathering of eminent sports personalities here while a small group of people under the banner of “Friends of Tibet” held a peaceful protest demonstration at Kochi. The Olympic torch arrived in the country Thursday morning amid protests by the Tibetans in New Delhi.

Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan read out a pledge in support of the Olympics at the meeting, arranged by the Kerala State Sports Council.

Achuthanandan took the opportunity to lash out at the Dalai Lama, who, according to him, was trying to create troubles.

Meanwhile at Kochi, close to a hundred people held a peaceful protest meeting.

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