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Tibetan monks hold anti-China protest in Washington

March 16, 2008
by Michael Mathes 

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Tibetans including robed monks protested at Beijing‘s embassy in Washington Saturday to decry China‘s deadly crackdown on demonstrators in their homeland.

Protesters, many from Tibet, shout chants during a rally sponsored ...
Protesters, many from Tibet, shout chants during a rally sponsored by Amnesty International in 2007 outside the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC. Tibetans including robed monks protested at Beijing’s embassy in Washington Saturday to decry China’s deadly crackdown on demonstrators in their homeland.
(AFP/File/Tim Sloan)

About 150 demonstrators, many draped in Tibetan flags or wearing prayer shawls, gathered in a park across the street from the embassy and chanted “Shame, shame, China shame” and “Stop the killings in Tibet.”

Tibet’s exiled government said Saturday that about 30 people had been killed during unrest in Lhasa. State-run Xinhua news agency earlier said 10 people died in the unrest, citing government officials from Tibet who blamed “mobs” for the violence.

Many protestors carried banners demanding China’s army leave Tibet or calling for scrapping of the Beijing Olympics, as monks chanted prayers for those killed in the protests in Tibet marking the anniversary of a 1959 uprising that forced the Dalai Lama into exile.

The embassy in a tony northwest Washington neighborhood was closed for the weekend, and a minimal city police force stood watch but was not seen intervening.

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China’s selection to host the Olympics
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In this image made from video and provided by APTN, authorities ...
In  this image made from video and provided by APTN, authorities walk down an avenue, Friday, March 14, 2008, in Lhasa, Tibet. Police fired tear gas to disperse Buddhist monks and others staging a second day of protests Saturday in western China in sympathy with anti-Chinese demonstrations in Lhasa, local residents said.(AP Photo/APTN)

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