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Posters with Tibetan flag reported eliminated outdoors Chinese Embassy in Denmark

COPENHAGEN, Oct 26 (Reuters) – A Danish election candidate stated 10 election posters of himself standing subsequent to the Tibetan flag had been eliminated shortly after he put them up outdoors the Chinese Embassy in a suburb of the capital Copenhagen.

Thomas Rohden, a candidate in upcoming native elections and a identified critic of China, stated he had reported a theft of the posters and that he assumed the Chinese Embassy was behind it.

The embassy didn’t instantly reply to Reuters’ requests for remark. Police stated they had been contemplating an investigation.

After he put up the posters on Sunday, “I saw people coming out of the embassy, creating a bit of a fuss about it,” Rohden instructed Reuters. Hours later, the posters had been gone, he stated.

On Tuesday, Rohden hung new posters depicting the Tibetan flag outdoors the embassy.

Denmark’s Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod stated in an announcement he discovered the incident “worrying” and that he’ll await a choice by the police earlier than taking additional motion within the case.

“We must and will stand by our values and principles,” Kofod stated.

Rohden stated the posters had been meant as a protest of a 2012 partnership accord between Danish well being authorities and the jap Chinese province of Jiangsu. Public data present the deal is not energetic however has but to be formally terminated.

China has dominated the distant western area of Tibet since 1951 when its military marched in and took management in what it known as a “peaceful liberation”. Beijing manufacturers Tibet’s present Dalai Lama, exiled in neighbouring India, as a harmful separatist.

Reporting by Nikolaj Skydsgaard
Editing by Mark Heinrich and Jonathan Oatis

Political candidate in upcoming local elections Thomas Rohden prepares to hang up posters displaying him next to a Tibetan flag outside the Chinese embassy near Copenhagen, Denmark October 26, 2021.   REUTERS/Nikolaj Skydsgaard

A trolley of a political candidate in upcoming local elections Thomas Rohden loaded with posters displaying him next to a Tibetan flag parks outside the Chinese embassy near Copenhagen, Denmark October 26, 2021.   REUTERS/Nikolaj Skydsgaard

Political candidate in upcoming local elections Thomas Rohden hangs up posters displaying him next to a Tibetan flag outside the Chinese embassy near Copenhagen, Denmark October 26, 2021.   REUTERS/Nikolaj Skydsgaard