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'100 Dead' In Anti-China Protests In Tibet
« on: March 15, 2008, 09:49:35 PM »
By Sky News SkyNews - Saturday, March 15 10:01 am

China has locked down the Tibetan capital of Lhasa and set a deadline for rioters to surrender following the worst violence in 20 years.

Beijing said that 10 people had been burnt to death during a day of unrest, while Tibet's government-in-exile in India warned that the number could be much higher.

In a statement from its northern India base, it said: "We have unconfirmed reports about 100 people had been killed and martial law imposed in Lhasa."

The government said it was "deeply concerned" by reports "emanating from all three regions of Tibet of random killings, injuries and arrest of thousands of Tibetans peacefully protesting against the Chinese policy".

It added: "The recent protest reflects the true sentiments of Tibetans inside Tibet and the yearning to be free from the repressive Chinese regime."

It called on the United Nations to stop the "human rights violations" in Tibet.

A Chinese tour operator and other people in Lhasa contacted by AFP said the tanks and armoured personnel carriers were patrolling the city.

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