22 March 2008

Protests continued to spread – In Malho, eastern Tibet, hundred of Tibetans from at least four different villages came together in a mass protest carrying images of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan national flag, and shouting “Freedom for the Tibetan people’ and “Release the Panchen Lama”. At Serlho Monastery monks held a peaceful demonstration and were joined by hundreds of local Tibetans, mainly nomads, demanding the Dalai Lama be allowed to visit Tibet. At A-tsok Monastery monks protested shouting “Free Tibet” and displaying Tibetan flags. Chinese military continued to surround monasteries and crackdown hard on any protests.  Monks and nuns were forced to undergo “patriotic re-education.”