Fifteen Labrang monks approached international journalists on a State-run media tour carrying the banned Tibetan flag and banners reading “We have no freedom of speech”. The monks shouted, “We want freedom, we want human rights and we want Dalai Lama to come back”.

They also told that “we are not against Olympic but want human rights of Tibetans respected”. Shortly after the media visit to the area, two monks- Thabkhey and Tsundue, who definitely spoke out in front of the foreign reporters, are known to have been disappeared.