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China Detains Tibetan Monks Protesting in Tibet's Capital, Lhasa བོད་སྐད།

Chinese authorities detained dozens of Tibetans monks staging a rare protest march in Tibet's capital, Lhasa, on the 49th anniversary of Tibet's National Uprising Day, March 10, 2008. As many as 300 monks set out of Drepung Monastery, the largest monastery in Tibet, towards Lhasa, about five miles of walk into the city center, according sources. Sources say between 50 and 60 monks were detained. Sources also say that officials vehicles then blocked off access by road to drepung Monastery and that many monasteries in and around Lhasa were surrounded by members of the paramilitary People's Armed Police.