WASHINGTON (AFP) – Tibetans including robed monks protested at‘s embassy in Washington Saturday to decry ‘s deadly crackdown on demonstrators in their homeland.
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-runearlier 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, as monks chanted prayers for those killed in the protests in Tibet marking the anniversary of a 1959 uprising that forced the into exile.
The embassy in a tonywas closed for the weekend, and a minimal city police force stood watch but was not seen intervening.
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