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Nepal Steps Up Security to Stop Tibetan Protests

10 March 2014

Hundreds of riot police stepped up security Monday near the Chinese Embassy, visa office and areas in the Nepalese capital where Tibetan refugees live to stop any protests to mark the anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet. Police spokesman Ganesh K.C. said the security was stepped up to stop any possible anti-China protests in Katmandu and attempts by the Tibetan refugees to self-immolate to protest Chinese rule over their homeland. Tibetan refugees in Nepal regularly demonstrate against Chinese rule over their homeland, but Nepal does not allow protests near the Chinese embassy and key areas, saying it cannot allow activities against friendly nations. —AP