China police fire on protesters in Tibet; 1 killed

Last Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 21:15

Beijing: A US broadcaster says police in Tibet have shot and killed a demonstrator and detained six others who were protesting a power plant that locals suspect is a covert mining operation.

Radio Free Asia says police used tear gas and live ammunition to disperse the approximately 1,000 protesters who gathered on Wednesday in Choeten, a small town in Tibet`s Markham county.

The broadcaster quotes Lobsang Palden, a Tibetan monk in South India with contacts in the region, as saying a protester identified only as Nyima was killed.

RFA said today a Chinese company began building a power plant on a forested mountainside earlier this year but locals believe it is a mine that will harm the environment. The phone for police in Markham, known in Chinese as Mangkang, rang unanswered.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 21:15
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