Tensions have escalated between China and Tibet as the country's government prepares for its once-in-a-decade change in leadership. New protests by Tibetans have included a string of self-immolations that have drawn international attention.
While the protests are serious, Tibetans in Dharamsala, India -- home of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan leadership in exile -- are also taking a more lighthearted approach to protesting China's long-contested and often brutal rule over the Tibetan Autonomous Region.
In the below video being spread via YouTube, an effigy of Beijing's presumed heir apparent, Xi Jinping, takes a "" stroll through the main street of Dharamsala along with Tibetan monks, elders, and activists. Watch for nods to some of the other unorthodox protest tactics used by Tibetans, including a 2011 boycott of Chinese vegetable vendors.