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Hundreds of protesters, including Tibetans, rallied in Washington on Saturday as world leaders met for an emergency economic summit.

Chinese President Hu Jintao was among the leaders of the big, rich and developing countries taking part in the financial summit of the Group of 20 nations.

Outside the summit, the largest protest came from the nearly 200 demonstrators supporting Tibetan independence, AP reported.

According to Washington Times, about 300 demonstrators supporting Tibetan independence marched outside the summit.

They were joined by a smaller group from the spiritual movement Falun Gong in protesting human rights policies of China, which attended the financial meeting at the National Building Museum.

Protesters reportedly chanted “Shame on China” on the outskirts of the perimeter established by police.