London, Oct. 10 (ANI): Nearly 60 Tibetans have been injured after Chinese police fired at a crowd of protesters, rights group Free Tibet has said.
The shooting occurred on Sunday in Biru county as villagers demanded police to release a man, who led separate protests in September.
According to the BBC, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said that she was unaware of the reports.
A policeman at the public security bureau in Tibet's Biru county said that there was 'no protest, no one injured'.
On 6 October, a crowd of protesters gathered outside the local government office appealing for the release of local Dorjee Dagtsel.
Security forces opened fire into the crowd, injuring at least 60 and leaving two in a critical condition, the report said.
Free Tibet added in the statement that the forces 'deployed tear gas' and beat the protesters. (ANI)