Tibetans continue to protest in Nepal against China

August 8th, 2008 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, August 8 (ANI): Tibetans continued with another day of anti-Chinese protests outside the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu on Friday, hours before the Olympic Games were due to start in Beijing.

The Tibetans gathered outside the embassy early in the day as police tried to clear them away. Police hauled the protesters away in trucks but more protesters turned up chanting anti-Chinese slogans over a crackdown in their Himalayan homeland months ago. Among those protesting were monks and nuns.

If China has the policy of improving (life style), it’’s alright if they improve the villages as well. They always threaten Tibet . It is our right to protest. Why are they always intervening in Tibetan affairs? It is our right to protest, Tibetan activist Kunju said.

Police estimate they have detained some 1,000 protesters from outside the embassy. (ANI)

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