500 Tibetan women, children detained in Nepal

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Kathmandu, May 12, 2008 : Nepali police detained 562 Tibetan women, including school children, at an anti-China rally in Kathmandu on Sunday, May 11 in the first all-women protest against Chinese rule in their homeland.

Shouting slogans like "We want free Tibet" and wearing , black armbands they were dragged along the road to police vans and trucks and driven to detention centres. Police said the protesters would be freed later.

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