Exiled Tibetan PM Condemns Chinese Troops Firing on Tibetan Protesters

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The Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile is condemning the shootings in China's southwest Sichuan province. Lobsang Sangay calls for a global vigil and urges the international community to put pressure on the Chinese regime. Following the shootings, conflicting reports of the incidents and the number of deaths have emerged.

Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay condemns Chinese security forces for shooting on unarmed Tibetans in China's southwest Sichuan province.

After a prayer service on Wednesday, Sangay spoke to reporters—expressing concern for the plight of Tibetans inside Tibet.

[Lobsang Sangay, Tibetan Prime Minister-in-Exile]:
"We are really concerned about the fate of those who are injured and who are arrested, and we strongly condemn the act of the Chinese government and the violence inflicted on the Tibetan people."

Sangay calls for a global vigil on February 8th.

[Lobsang Sangay, Tibetan Prime Minister-in-Exile]:
"We call upon Tibetans and all their friends around the world to observe a global vigil on February 8th, which happens to be Wednesday, and so we can send a strong message of solidarity to Tibetans inside Tibet."

Sangay condemns the Chinese regime and urges the international community to take action.

[Lobsang Sangay, Tibetan Prime Minister-in-Exile]:
"Let it be known to the Chinese government that such kind of violence inflicted on the Tibetans will not be tolerated by Tibetans outside as well as their friends and the global community. And we urge the global community to press on the Chinese government to solve the issue peacefully through dialogues."

Following the shootings, conflicting reports emerged.

Free Tibet press stated two Tibetans died Monday and another two killed on Tuesday. The International Campaign for Tibet reported three were shot dead on Monday.

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