China: Tibetans Ransack Police Station After Killing of Suspect, Group Says

Tibetans in Gansu Province protested the death of a Tibetan man whom the police had shot dead after suspecting him of being involved in stealing equipment from an airport construction site, according to a report released this week by International Campaign for Tibet, an advocacy group based in Washington. The Tibetan man, Gurgo Tsering, in his mid-30s, was killed on Jan. 8 in a late night raid in Achok, in Xiahe County. The new airport in Achok was approved by officials in 2009, but locals have expressed concerns because it is being built near a sacred mountain. Tibetans ransacked the Achok police station after the fatal shooting, and the riot police were called in to put down the unrest, the report said.

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