China Admits Shooting Tibet Protesters

tibetans Alongside video from Chinese official television showing Tibetans being arrested by Chinese authorities this week, The Guardian is among the first to report the Chinese government revelation that it used guns on Tibetan rioters:

China today admitted for the first time that anti-government demonstrations had spread to other regions and that soldiers had shot rioters “in self-defence”.

The state-run Xinhua news agency reported recent unrest in Sichuan and Gansu provinces, blaming supporters of the Dalai Lama.

It said Chinese forces had shot and wounded four rioters “in self defence” during unrest in Sichuan last weekend.

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