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Tibetan Youth Challenge Dalai Lama's Control Of Freedom Movement

03/28/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A new generation of impatient activists is vying to seize control of the Tibetan freedom movement from the Dalai Lama.

Tsewang Rigzin, president of the 30,000-member Tibetan Youth Congress, has a clear goal: Tibet's independence from China. To achieve it, the group has staged a march to Tibet from this north Indian Himalayan town, called for a boycott of the Beijing Olympics, supported hunger strikes and demonstrated outside China's diplomatic missions around the world.

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