Tibetans Storm Chinese Embassy in Nepal

200 protesters detained, including monks and nuns
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2008 6:25 AM CDT
Tibetan exile monks shout anti-China slogans while protesting in front of the Chinese Embassy in Katmandu, Nepal.   (AP Photo/Binod Joshi)
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(Newser) – At least 300 Tibetan protesters, many of them monks and nuns, stormed the Chinese embassy in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu today. The demonstrators threw debris into the embassy compound and tried to break down the gates. "We want our freedom. Stop China!" they chanted. Some 200 protesters have been detained, although they are expected to be released tonight.