【 ABC News 】   Post Date: 8/18/2012
Protesters in Tibet Fired upon by Chinese Law Enforcement, Killing 1
Author: AP Report
Using tear gas and live ammunition, police fired upon a crowd estimated to be about 1,000 Tibetans, who were protesting the building of a power plant.  Locals feared the environmental impact of the plant.  One Tibetan was killed and six others were also detained.

A U.S. 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 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 Thursday 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.
 
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Key Words: Tibet human rights, China human rights, Tibet, environmental protest
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