- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 22, 2009

BEIJING (AP) - China’s official news agency says police in a Tibetan area in the country’s northwest have arrested six people, including monks, involved in a riot where hundreds of protesters attacked a police station.

Xinhua News Agency says another 89 people surrendered to police in Qinghai province on Sunday.

It said several hundred people, including nearly 100 monks from the Ragya Monastery, attacked the police station in Gyala, a township in the Tibetan prefecture of Golog, on Saturday.

Xinhua said all but two of those who were arrested or surrendered were monks.

A man who answered the phone at Qinghai’s public security department said he had not heard about the attack or the arrests. Phone calls to other police departments in the area rang unanswered.



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