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UK concern at shootings in Tibetan areas of Sichuan

January 26, 2012

Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne has urged the Chinese government to exercise restraint following reports that Chinese security forces opened fire on protesters.

"I am deeply concerned at reports that Chinese security forces have fired upon protesters on two occasions in Tibetan areas of Sichuan, resulting in casualties.  I urge the Chinese government to exercise restraint, to release full details of the incidents, and to work to resolve the underlying grievances.”

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