Kathmandu: Nepalese riot police yesterday arrested 10 Tibetans as they tried to protest in front of a visiting high-level Chinese delegation, said an AFP reporter at the scene.
The banner-waving protesters stood in the middle of the street and shouted, 'free Tibet' slogans tried to block the motorcade which was escorting senior Chinese officials of Communist Party of China including Zhang Gaoli, the reporter said. Around 40 baton-wielding riot police dragged the young men into waiting vans and took them away.
A police officer at the scene, Shukra Khatri Chhetri, told AFP that seven people had been arrested. “We have arrested seven Tibetans who were protesting in front of the Chinese delegation. They will probably be released by the evening,” Chhetri said.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.