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Police Occupy Tibet Temple

October 05, 1987|United Press International

LHASA, Tibet — Police occupied Tibet's most sacred temple and paramilitary troops were flown in from Beijing in a crackdown stemming from rare anti-Chinese riots led by Buddhist monks, local sources said today.

Security forces with bayonet rifles enforced an indefinite night curfew clamped on the Tibetan capital amid rumors that another protest was being planned for Wednesday, the anniversary of the 1950 Chinese invasion of Tibet. Monks said police moved into the Jokhang Temple, Tibet's holiest shrine, on Sunday night and took up positions on the roof. The building was the center of last week's protests.

Rare TV coverage of riots. Page 7.

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