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Nepalese Police Detain Hundreds of Tibetan Protesters


Police in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu say they have detained more than 560 Tibetan protesters Sunday, all of them women.

It was the all female demonstration against China's crackdown in Tibet since violence erupted in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa in March.

Since then, Tibetan exiles have taken part in anti-China protests nearly every day. Nepal is home to about 20,000 Tibetan refugees.

On Saturday, police in Nepal detained at least 120 Tibetan protesters who demonstrated in front of the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu.

The protesters chained themselves together in small groups, waved Tibetan flags and chanted slogans against China.

Most of those detained during the protests are freed the same day.

Nepal regards Tibet as part of China.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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