KATHMANDU–Chinese police fired on rioting Tibetan protesters in Lhasa on Friday, killing at least two people, as Tibetans torched cars and shops and anti-Chinese demonstrators surged through the streets of the regional capital, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reports.
Witnesses who spoke to RFA’s Tibetan service reported seeing two bodies in the central Barkor area of Lhasa, while unconfirmed reports set the death toll higher.
There was shooting and death, another Tibetan source told RFA’s Mandarin service, adding, ”Its not convenient to speak on the phone”.
“Now the local Tibetans are protesting in the Barkor area,” a third Tibetan source said, referring to a central area in Lhasa. “They ransacked Chinese shops and the police fired live ammunition into the crowd. No one is allowed to move around in Lhasa now.”
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