Nepal police detain more than 200 Tibetans

 Nepalese police say they have detained more than 200 Tibetan protesters who were trying to storm the Chinese Embassy visa office in Katmandu.

Thursday’s protest was the latest in series of demonstrations by Tibetan exiles in Nepal and one of the largest in front of the Chinese Embassy’s visa office. The office is in the heart of the Nepal capital Katmandu.

About 300 protesters managed to slip past the police line and reached the fortified compound. Some managed to kick the metal gates while others threw banners and pieces of wood inside before police pushed them back.

Nepal has said it will not allow protests against China that might jeopardise close relations with its giant neighbour to the north.