'FREE TIBET' campaigners had to be forcibly evicted from the ICE headquarters in London on Monday after protesting about Chinese plans to build a gas pipeline into Tibet's gas fields.
Two women ran on to the stage at an Institute of Petroleum conference being held at Great George Street and unfurled a banner reading 'PetroChina stop raiding Tibet'.
They were targeting an address by Shen Pingping, vice president of Chinese oil company PetroChina, which is planning to build a pipeline to the Tsaidam Basin in Tibet's Amdo Province for use in eastern China.
The women then sat down on the stage, calling a halt to conference proceedings for some minutes.
'The banner was taken away from us and we were asked to leave but we refused, ' said one of the women, Alison Reynolds, who is a director of the Free Tibet campaign.
'Then they brought in more security who physically removed us.'
Another small group of Free Tibet campaigners stood outside the ICE handing out leaflets.