Tibetan Exiles Protest in Nepal བོད་སྐད།

Police in Nepal broke up a protest held by Tibetan exiles in the capital, Kathmandu, on Thursday.

Police stopped protesters carrying anti-China placards and demanding religious freedom in Tibet as they tried to march through the city streets. Some were taken away in police vans.

There are an estimated 20,000 Tibetan exiles living in Nepal. Many fled to Nepal after the failed 1959 uprising against China.

The Nepalese government has made it clear it will not tolerate anti-China protests, viewing Tibet as a part of China.

Tibetans and their supporters began demonstrating around the world after Beijing's crackdown on Buddhist monks protesting Chinese rule last year.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.