Chinese troops fired at Tibetans refusing to fly Chinese flag

The Tibetan capital Lhasa in 2008, adorned with Chinese flags.  /Getty Images

The Tibetan capital Lhasa in 2008, adorned with Chinese flags. /Getty Images

The Chinese government issued an order two years ago that all Tibetans should fly the Chinese National Flag on their houses and hang portraits of Chinese communist leaders. Tibetans were warned that their refusal to follow the order would be met with force. So, on Oct. 6, Chinese army soldiers fired at peaceful Tibetan protesters who refused to fly the Chinese national flag, injuring at least 60, according to the Tibetan Service of the Washington, D.C.-based Radio Free Asia.

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