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Nepal Police Arrest Tibetan Protesters བོད་སྐད།


Tuesday Nepalese police arrested 25 Tibetans exiles as they staged an anti-China demonstration outside the United Nations office in Katmandu.

Tibetans in Nepal have held several demonstrations in the past year to demand an end to Chinese rule in their homeland and denounce the alleged killings of Tibetans by Chinese troops during last year's anti-government riots in Lhasa.

But the government issued a fresh warning last week saying participants in any protests against China would face imprisonment.

'Free Tibet. Stop killings in Tibet. Wake up UN, investigate the killings,' the protesters chanted Tuesday at the United Nations' office in Katmandu.

Police quickly moved in to stop the protest and when the two dozen protesters refused to leave, they were loaded into police vans and taken to detention centers.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.

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