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Chinese police open fire on Tibetan protesters

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Chinese police have opened fire on Tibetan demonstrators in southwestern China, wounding 10 people, after the Tibetans protested against the detention of a respected village leader, a Tibetan rights group said.

The crackdown in the Ganzi prefecture of Sichuan province, a flashpoint for Tibetan protests against Chinese rule, underscores simmering tensions between Tibetans and the Chinese authorities.

The UK-based International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) group, citing several Tibetan sources in exile, said late on Wednesday the area “is now under tight control, with local Tibetans including the elderly and children subject to interrogation”.

Photographs that circulated on social media showed Tibetans with “serious wounds on the head and torso” after the incident, the ICT said.

The United States said it was concerned by reports that Chinese authorities had opened fire on protesters.

“We continue to call on the Chinese government to permit all citizens, including Tibetans and other ethnic minorities, to express grievances freely, publicly, peacefully, and without fear of retribution,” a State Department statement said.

Human rights activists say China tramples on religious freedom and culture in Tibet, which it has ruled with an iron fist since People’s Liberation Army troops “peacefully liberated” the region in 1950.

 

http://www.worldbulletin.net/todays-news/142522/ict-chinese-police-open-fire-on-tibetan-protesters

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Written by voiceoftruthusa

August 15, 2014 at 3:26 am

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  1. Reblogged this on Giftoftruth United.

    Giftoftruth

    August 15, 2014 at 5:22 am


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