10 March 2008

At least 11 recorded non-violent protests across Tibet, including –

Drepung Monastery where at least 300 monks started a peaceful march towards Lhasa city centre. Chinese authorities halted their progress with a large contingent of armed police.

Sera Monastery, around 20 monks and lay-people joined a peaceful pro-Tibet march to the busy Lhasa city centre raising Tibetan national flags, shouting pro-independence slogans and distributing leaflets. Police quickly arrived and severely beat the protesters and took them into detention.

Kardze County, hundreds of Tibetan independence leaflets were posted around the town.

Ditsa Monastery, monks from Ditsa Monastery in eastern Tibet walked out of an official Chinese authority meeting displaying a large portrait of the Dalai Lama and shouting pro-independence slogans.