Following a day of violent street clashes between protesters and security forces, China reported 10 people dead in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. Embarrassed as the country prepares to host this summer's Olympic games, Beijing set Monday as a "surrender deadline" for rioters to turn themselves in and receive lenient treatment, the Washington Post reports.
Those who don't surrender by the deadline will be sternly punished, Beijing warned. Tibetan sources questioned the Chinese death toll of 10, all of whom were reported dead in a fire, saying that an additional five protesters were shot dead by police. The main Tibetan exile group alleges 100 have been killed by Chinese police, the Press Association reports.