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Tibetans protest against China, Olympics

Aug. 14, 2008, 6:10 a.m. (ET)

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) Police have detained more than 500 Tibetan exiles who held a protest at a Chinese diplomatic mission in the Nepalese capital of Katmandu.

More than 1,000 Tibetan exiles gathered outside the Chinese Embassy visa office on Thursday in Katmandu and were blocked by the police who used batons to chase some of them away.

Police official Ramesh Thapa says they have detained more than 500 of the protesters.