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Tibetans takeover town, raise flag

Posted by jtsmyth8 on March 20, 2008

More than 1,000 Tibetans, some on horseback, charged into a remote Chinese town, attacking a government building and hoisting their national flag, Canadian TV reported.CTV carried the dramatic footage of the mounted Tibetans, cheering wildly as they galloped into the unnamed town in Gansu province in China’s northwest, demanding, the report said, an independent Tibet.

One of the Tibetan horsemen seen charging through the town in a cloud of dust kicked up by the horses’ hooves was carrying a large Tibetan flag.

Inside the town a crowd of Tibetans attacked a government building but was repelled by about 100 heavily armed soldiers holed up inside using tear gas, CTV said.

The footage featured loud blasts, apparently the noise of tear gas canisters either being fired or exploding. (story)

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