China cops shoot Tibetans, one dead

2012-01-23 20:31

Beijing - Police opened fire on Tibetan protesters in China on Monday, killing at least one person and injuring scores of others, a rights group and the Tibetan government-in-exile said.

Citing eye witnesses, Free Tibet and the government-in-exile - based in India - said the protest happened in Sichuan province, adding the situation was still very tense in the area.

According to the London-based Free Tibet, the protest began in response to the arrest of Tibetans earlier on Monday over pamphlets that were distributed in the area calling for freedom in the region.

The group said the protest was ongoing on Monday evening and Tibetans from different areas were reported to be travelling to join the demonstration.

The unrest comes after at least four Tibetans have self-immolated this year to protest against perceived religious repression.

  • Spyker - 2012-01-23 20:54

    What makes me sick beyond comprehension is the fact that the national carrier (now the de facto flying 'wing' of the ANC) - viz SAA - has proudly announced direct flights to Beijing. Anybody that has EVER taken a stance, against Apartheid and now (so) openly support the slave-state of China, has elevated hypocrisy to a level of shear criminality.

      Simone Cilliers Venter - 2012-01-24 00:48

      Thank you Spyker I am glad that there are some people like yourself who can see Through the Chinese Communist Party's lies It is sad Though that our Government does not return the favour that International countries Did for us by helping to free South Africa when we were ruled by the Apartheid government

  • Mthuthuzeli - 2012-01-23 23:14

    There are a lot of problems with Chinese rule but Tibet under the Dalai Lamas was an awful place.

      Simone Cilliers Venter - 2012-01-24 01:00

      The Chinese Communist Government is a killing cult andd kills people for believing in God. They murder and rape the spritiual followers of FalunDafa which is A group of kindhearted people who practise Truth Compassion Dalai Lana is A good man. The Chinese Communist Party is wrong

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