23 March 2008

The 13th consecutive day or protests, large and small – in Chentsa, eastern Tibet, 800 Tibetans from a number of villages joined together in protest. The demonstration was met with a large mobilisation of Chinese paramilitary troops. Monks and nuns continued to rise at nunneries and monasteries across Tibet; the crackdown included Chinese “Work teams” forcing monks and nuns to sign documents stating that they had “wrongfully” taken part in the recent pro-independence demonstrations.