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Around 700 Tibetan separatists detained in Nepal

June 22, 2008

www.chinaview.cn  (People's Republic of China)
June 20, 2008

KATHMANDU, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Nepali police Thursday detained about
700 Tibetans who disturbed traffic and the working order of the
Chinese Embassy in anti-China activities in the Nepali capital of Kathmandu.

About 1,500 Tibetans, divided in at least seven groups, continually
staged protests outside the visa office of the Chinese Embassy in
Nepal, located in downtown Kathmandu.

The demonstrators, shouting anti-China slogans and abusing Chinese
leaders, tried to approach the main gate of the visa office from the
streets in the north, the west and the south.

Nepali police detained around 700 of the demonstrators as the
protesters, who are seeking so-called "Tibet independence," blocked
the traffic of the capital's main streets and affected Chinese
diplomatic offices' operation.

Prior to the demonstration Thursday afternoon, the Nepali police in
the morning stopped nearly 10,000 Tibetans from storming the Chinese
Embassy offices.

On Thursday, the Nepali police also arrested three Tibetans believed
to be chiefs of "Tibet Independence" organizations in Nepal.

Anti-China protests by Tibetan separatists have been held in
Kathmandu recently, disrupting local traffic and leading to clashes
with Nepalese police.

On April 2, Chinese Ambassador Zheng Xianglin said that there were
criminal acts of violence involving beating and smashing in Kathmandu
against those Tibetans whose positions differ from the separatist
forces for "Tibet independence" and against those who refused to take
part in anti-China activities.
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