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Another Tibetan protestor shot dead by Chinese police forces

Beijing, Tue, 24 Jan 2012 ANI

Beijing, Jan 24 (ANI): Chinese police opened fire on thousands of Tibetan protestors in the nation's southwestern Sichuan province and killed at least one person and wounding many others.


Rights groups and the self-declared Tibetan parliament-in-exile said that the demonstrators demanded freedom for Tibet.


Xinhua confirmed that a protester was killed and five police officers injured.


According to the media report, the violence had broken out when dozens of people, including monks, attacked a police station with clubs and stones.


The incident took place in the county of Draggo, known as Luhuo in Chinese, The BBC reports.


The area is a Tibetan-dominated part of western Sichuan, which borders China's official Tibetan Autonomous Region.


Free Tibet said that eyewitnesses revealed that the man who was killed, named as Yonten, aged 49, was shot in the head, and that over 30 other demonstrators were injured by gunfire.


The self-declared Tibetan parliament-in-exile in India, which has also reported on the unrest, said the protesters demanded the return of their exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. (ANI)


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