Monday, March 17, 2008

Latest Update on Tibet Protests

March 17th 2008: Today, thousands of protestors led by monks of Pangsa and other monasteries of Medro Gongkar County (above 70 KMs from Lhasa) held a massive protest. Seven Peoples Armed Police (PAP) trucks full of police personnel which arrived at the scene was not able to suppress the protest and more PAPs continue to be arrive at the scene. All schools, shops and offices in the area were shut down.

March 17th 2008: Tsang Monastery, Yulgan County (Malho, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province) a protest by over 500 monks was held around 10AM this morning. Monks put up the Tibetan flag on the monastery rooftop and also carried the portrait of His Holiness the Dalai Lama while protesting peacefully. The Peoples Armed Police (PAP) has arrived to suppress the protestors however the protest continues.

March 17th 2008: Machu County (Kanlho, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province) a protest was held by a massive number of student protesters. All of the students present were arrested.

March 17th 2008: The protests at Gaden Chokor monastery, Phenpo Lhundrup County (near Lhasa) continue from yesterday.

March 17th 2008: In Serthar County (Karze TAP, Sichuan Province) protests continue.

March 17th 2008: In Driru County (Nagchu Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region) at Harthang monastery, Pelo Trulku (reincarnated lama) was suppose to give a spiritual teaching towards the end of February 2008. However, local Chinese "work teams" did not allow the teachings to take place, as a result, there was a scuffle between the local Tibetans and the Chinese "work teams". On 3rd March 2008, additional Chinese "work teams" were brought in and all Tibetans between the ages of 18-30 were forced to undergo "patriotic re-education." On March 14th the road connecting Nagchu to Lhasa was completely blocked off. Non-residents of Nagchu were forced to leave. From each household in Ngachu the names of each male individual was collected. FUll INFO LINK

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

keep on reporting the truth -- the world is listening +watching