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Tibetan Parliament & Rights Groups Condemn China’s Firing on Tibet Protesters

Tibetan Parliament-in-exile and rights groups strongly condemned China's violent response to Tibetan protesters in Drango County (Ch: Luhuo County) in Kandze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.

Gunfire from the security forces Monday morning killed one man on the scene and wounded at least 32 people.

The Tibetan Parliament-in-exile called on China to understand Tibetan people's grievances and appealed intervention from the international community.

In a statement, the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile said,“We call on China to respect the Tibetan people’s right to express themselves and look into the legitimate grievances of the Tibetan people,"

"While understanding the international community’s interest in maintaining closer relationship with China, how can the international community remain mute to the sufferings of the Tibetan people. We appeal to you to rise up to the occasion and impress on China to find a lasting solution to the Issue of Tibet,” said the statement.

Other human rights groups condemned China’s use of violence on protesters. A popular Tibetan NGO Students for Free Tibet called on China to “Stop Killing Tibetans.” The London-based Tibet Free Campaign called on the international community to “condemn this disproportionate response and demand restraint on the part of Chinese state actors.”