Tibetan students clash with Chinese police during protest against 'anti-Tibetan' booklet

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 05:10 hrs

At least 20 Tibetan students have reportedly been hospitalized after they clashed with police in China during a protest against a government booklet that called the Tibetan language irrelevant and criticized recent self-immolations.

U.S. broadcaster Radio Free Asia said that the students were hospitalized on Monday after the protest turned violent in Qinghai province's Hainan prefecture.

The emailed statement sent by the group on Tuesday cited Tibetan exile sources who were in touch with Hainan residents, ABC News reports.

According to the report, it said students were angry over a booklet distributed at Tsolho Medical Institute in Hainan that called Tibetan irrelevant and condemned immolation protests by Tibetans as "acts of stupidity."

It said students burned the books in their protest, the report added. (ANI)

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