This morning the day has dawned with the sad news collected in the traditional press that the Chinese paramilitary police have shot at Tibetan monks and caused eight dead. To me, personally, this whole matter starts to seem like a real international shame.
Apparently the events occurred following the irruption of the authorities in a Tibetan monastery to seize photos of the Dalai Lama.
Eyewitnesses have ensured that the riots, which were also charged dozens injured, exploded late Thursday when authorities entered a monastery in the Chinese province of Sichuan (southwest of the country). Government inspectors accessed the building, which dates from the fifteenth century and is located in the town of Ganzi (Southwest of Sichuan), with the aim of confiscating images of the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet. According to the sources consulted by the newspaper, officials searched all the rooms of the monks and also seized their mobile phones.
When the inspectors broke the photographs of the Dalai Lama and threw them to the ground, a 74-year-old monk identified as Cicheng Danzeng, tried to stop an act considered by Tibetans as a desecration. An employee of the monastery identified as Cicheng Pingcuo, 25, did the same and both he and the monk were arrested. Then, the representatives of the authorities sued the monks to criticize the Dalai Lama, and the resistance of one of the religious, who expressed his reluctance out loud, dragged his companions to the rebellion.
The monks then headed towards a nearby river, where the paramilitary police had camped and demanded release of the two detainees mentioned above. It was then that hundreds of citizens, angry at the arrest of Cicheng Danzeng, a very respected monk in the area, joined the march shouting "Long live the Dalai Lama", "Let the Dalai Lama return" and "We want freedom".
According to the witnesses mentioned, up to a thousand paramilitary police officers used force to reduce the protest and they opened fire Against the crowd In the fray, eight people lost their lives, said a resident of the area who has direct contact with the monastery. Among those killed is a 27-year-old monk identified as Cangdan and at least two women who respond to the names of Zhulongcuo and Danluo, respectively. Ten other people followed missing Today, when the paramilitary police patrolled the streets of the town, it surrounded the monastery and cut off all communications.
The region has been the scene of tough clashes between Tibetan protesters and riot agents in recent weeks. The current revolt began in Lhasa (Tibetan capital) on March 14, after the peaceful demonstrations initiated by Buddhist monks on the 10th to commemorate the 49th anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan insurrection against the Chinese communists, all of them announced in Your time on Viajablog.
From my humble position I again request the veto from Games Beijing Olympics.
Freedom and Respect for him Tibetan people!