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300 Tibetans detained in Nepal: police

August 5, 2008

August 3, 2008

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AFP) - Police in Nepal said Sunday they have
detained at least 300 Tibetan protesters outside the Chinese embassy
in Kathmandu.

The protesters were quickly bundled into waiting vans as they tried
to march towards the main gate of the embassy shouting "China liar,
Free Tibet," an AFP reporter at the scene said.

"We have rounded up more than 300 Tibetans," Ramesh Thapa, a senior
police officer told AFP, saying the demonstrators would be released
later in the day.

Some 150 police and several police vans had surrounded the building
before the protesters arrived in the area.

Kathmandu has seen almost daily anti-China protests since unrest
erupted in the remote Himalayan region in March.

Nepalese officials have repeatedly said no anti-China activity will
be allowed as they seek to preserve friendly ties with their giant
northern neighbour.

Last month, Human Rights Watch accused Nepal -- home to about 20,000
exiled Tibetans -- of caving in to pressure from China by using
excessive force and arbitrarily arresting hundreds of Tibetan protesters.
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