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Tibetans Say at Least 80 Killed

March 17, 2008

RedOrbit, TX
16 Mar 2008

At least 80 people died during a Tibetan protest against Chinese rule in
Lhasa, it was reported Sunday.

As the Tibet uprising continues, reliable sources have confirmed that at
least 80 people were killed on 14th March 2008 in Lhasa, the official
Web site said in a report from Dharamshala, India, where
refugees led by the Dalai Lama administer their government in exile.

Separately, China's official Xinhua news agency claimed the protesters
were violent and had come fully prepared for violence.

The Tibet regional government said on Saturday at least 10 people were
confirmed dead, including several from burns and gunshot wounds, Xinhua

The Xinhua report also said police managed to rescue more than 580
people, including three Japanese tourists, from the violent array of

The Tibetans said there were reports the Chinese military and police
were being deployed throughout Tibet.

Even home guards and surveillance police (have) been called in by
Chinese authorities to suppress the protests inside Tibet, the report said.

The Dalai Lama told the BBC he feared there would be more deaths unless
China changes its policies toward Tibet.

Xinhua said vandals carrying backpacks filled with stones and bottles of
inflammable liquids smashed windows, set fire to vehicles, shops and
restaurants along their path.
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