Clashes in Nepal at Tibetan rally

July 11th, 2008 - 9:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu . July 11 (ANI): Nepalese police clashed with pro-Tibet independence demonstrators on Friday following a protest outside the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu .

Many demonstrators, chanting pro Tibet slogans were arrested following scuffles with police and were taken away in vans.

Tibetan refugees have been organising regular demonstrations in Kathmandu against the Chinese crackdown on protests in their homeland in mid-March.

On Tuesday, Nepal ‘’s Supreme Court ordered the release of three senior Tibetan refugee officials recently arrested in Kathmandu and accused of involvement in anti-China activities.

Nepal , one of the world’’s poorest countries, considers Tibet part of China , an important aid donor and trade partner.

About 20,000 Tibetan exiles now live in Nepal . (ANI)

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