Tibet update

 Source: China Digital Times

These updates of recent events since 10 March 2008 in Tibet and Tibetan areas of China have been posted on Woeser’s blog. They have been provided by sources inside China and have not been independently verified.

March 10

500 monks from Drepung Monastery joined the peaceful demonstration, demanding the freedom for religious belief. They were beaten and targeted with tear gas by the authorities. The monastery has been surrounded since then. There has been no water supply. Diners nearby are closed. The living condition for the monks inside the monastery is getting difficult.

14 monks from Sera, holding Tibetan flags, protested in front of Jokhang Temple. They were beaten and arrested by police. Many Tibetans witnessed what was going on, begging the police to stop beating. As a result, 3 lay Tibetans were also arrested.

Monks in Detsa monastery (or Ditsa, Ch. Decha) in Bayankhar (Ch. Hualong County), Amdo (Tsoshar (Ch. Haidong) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province) held a peaceful protest, but were dispersed by armed polices.

Monks in Lutsang monastery in Mangra County (Mang-ra; Ch. Guinan County, Amdo (Tsolho [ch. Hainan] Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province) held a peaceful protest, but were dispersed by armed polices.

March 11th

600 monks from Sera staged a peaceful protest, demanding to release the monks arrested by the authorities. They were beaten and targeted with tear gas by the authorities. The monastery has been surrounded since then. There has been no water supply. Diners nearby are closed. The living condition for the monks inside the monastery is getting difficult. Many lay people near Sera Monastery rushed to the monastery, pleading the armed police not to harm the monks

Read the full article and updates on China Digital Times

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