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Sunday, March 22, 2009
China Arrests Tibetan Monks
In this April 6, 2008 file photo, Tibetan monks practice debating in Longwu Monastery in Repkong, western China's Qinghai province. Nearly 100 Tibetan monks were arrested or turned themselves in Sunday, March 22, 2009 after hundreds of protesters attacked a police station in the province, state media reported (AP/Ng Han Guan, File).
BEIJING – Nearly 100 Tibetan monks were arrested or turned themselves in Sunday after hundreds of protesters attacked a police station in northwest China, state media reported.
The protest appeared to be in retaliation for the disappearance of a Tibetan who escaped from police custody in Qinghai province, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
The demonstration was the latest sign of Tibetan anger in a tense month of tightened Chinese security in the region because of a number of sensitive anniversaries.
Several hundred people — including nearly 100 monks from the La'gyab Monastery — attacked the police station of La'gyab, a township in the Tibetan prefecture of Golog, assaulting policemen and government staff on Saturday, Xinhua said. More>>