29 March 2008

Monks in central and eastern Tibet continued to resist the authorities’ attempts to exert control; Shiwa Monastery, eastern Tibet, a monk who had been forced into “patriotic re-education” classes shouted “Free Tibet” and “the Dalai Lama should be welcomed to Tibet”, and military personnel arrived to suppress the determined monks; Zigar Monastery, central Tibet, posters were displayed with “Free Tibet” and “China leave Tibet” slogans. Kardze, eastern Tibet a convoy of trucks filled with Chinese military soldiers arrived and the soldiers did house to house checks for pictures of the Dalai Lama and other pro-Tibet literature.