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Police Detain More than 100 Tibetan Protesters in Nepal བོད་སྐད།


Police in Nepal say they have detained more than 100 Tibetan exiles at a demonstration outside the Chinese embassy in the capital, Kathmandu.

Protesters shouted slogans calling for Tibetan independence, as they gathered for Friday's demonstration.

Police say they detained at least 118 people, but authorities say they will release the protesters later today.

Tibetan exiles have been holding demonstrations against China since March, when deadly clashes broke out between protesters and Chinese authorities in Tibet.

Earlier this month, police in Nepal detained about 300 Tibetan exile protesters, after some demonstrators tried to storm a Chinese embassy building in Kathmandu.

Nepal is home to about 20-thousand Tibetan refugees.

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