28 March 2008

After days of continued protest and unrest in Ngaba, eastern Tibet, Chinese Armed Police raided Kirti Monastery. They ransacked the monks’ living quarters and took away pictures of the Dalai Lama; around 600 monks were arrested. Around 30 Tibetans who had been arrested a few days earlier were paraded around the street of Ngaba County in a military truck to intimidate local Tibetans into ceasing with protests. At Nera Monastery, Central Tibet, a lone monk pasted posters up calling for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet.