Six people were arrested and 89 others “surrendered” to police after hundreds of Tibetan demonstrators attacked a police station in the town of Lajia, Qinghai province, the Wall Street Journal reported. All but two of the 95 were Buddhist monks. Witnesses at the scene of the incident claimed that the Tibetans were throwing stones at the police station and smashing the windows of police cars parked outside; the crowd dispersed after the arrival of People’s Armed Police paramilitary forces. State media reported that some government officials had been slightly injured. Chinese authorities have established tight security in ethnically Tibetan areas to control potential protests around the 50th anniversary of a Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule.
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