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More Protests, Arrests as Tibetans Demonstrate in Nepal


Police in Nepal say they detained at least 80 Tibetans in Kathmandu Monday for protesting against China, just days ahead of the Olympics in Beijing.

Authorities say the Tibetans were rounded up as they tried to march toward the Chinese Embassy in Nepal's capital.

On Sunday, police detained at least 250 protesters demonstrating outside the visa office of the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu.

Protesters are generally released the same day they are detained.

Tibetan exiles in Nepal have been holding regular demonstrations against the Chinese government since March, when deadly clashes broke out between protesters and Chinese authorities in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa.

About 20-thousand Tibetans live in Nepal.

The U.S.-based group Human Rights Watch has accused China of pressuring Nepal to crack down on the Tibetan protests. Beijing denies the charge.

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