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27 February 2024

Tibetan exiles say 30 people "confirmed dead" in China crackdown

By Agencies

The main Tibetan exile group says Chinese authorities have killed at least 30 Tibetan demonstrators and injured many more during protests against Chinese rule in the Tibetan capital.

The Tibetan government in exile, based in the north Indian town of Dharmsala, offers no details in their Saturday statement, and only says "there have been 30 confirmed deaths until today, and over 100 unconfirmed deaths."

The statement comes after protests by Buddhist monks in Tibet turned violent, with shops and vehicles set on fire and gunshots fired in the streets of the region's capital, Lhasa. Earlier reports have said at least 10 people were killed.
Earlier, Tibet's government-in-exile demanded the United Nations intervene to end what it called "urgent human rights violations" by China in the region following deadly protests. (AP)