Police in Fiji have arrested 17 people protesting in support of Tibet outside the Chinese embassy in Suva.
Those arrested are mainly women who had gathered peacefully.
Our correspondent says a gathering of three or more is in defiance of regulations which require a permit.
She says after the arrest of the first small group, others arrived at the embassy only to be also led away by police.
Those taken in by police include a human rights commissioner, Shameema Ali, academic Claire Slatter, Edwina Kotoisuva from the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre, and a number of other well known activists in Fiji.