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More than 200 Arrested as Tibetan Exiles Protest in Nepal


Police in Nepal detained more than 200 Tibetan exiles during a protest Tuesday in the country's capital, Kathmandu.

Demonstrators shouted anti-China slogans and wore uniforms similar to those of the Chinese army in a protest against China's rule over Tibet.

Police arrested the protesters outside a consular office of the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu.

Today's demonstration is the latest in the almost-daily protests by Tibetan exiles in Katmandu since March, when deadly clashes broke out between protesters and Chinese authorities in their homeland, Tibet. Refugees temporarily suspended demonstrations in Nepal after the earthquake in China, but recently have restarted protests.

Nepal, which regards Tibet as part of China, is home to some 20-thousand Tibetan refugees.

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