Tibetan Students Protest in China

AFP reports on a student protest in Gansu province:

Hundreds of students at a Tibetan school in China’s northwest held a daring protest, demonstrating over education conditions, locals and an overseas Tibetan group said Saturday.

The protest took place Friday morning among Tibetan students at the Xiahe middle school in Gansu province, the proprietor of a local hotel told AFP by telephone.

[…]According to Phayul.com, an exiled Tibetan news website, several hundred Tibetan students were expressing their disappointment over the rise in the number of Chinese students in college-level institutes.

The students said college seats that are normally given to Tibetans were being given instead to Chinese students, it said.

April 25, 2009 8:43 PM
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