Monks Protest in Ngaba, 10 Arrested : Sources
Phayul[Saturday, March 15, 2008 23:23]
By Tenzin Dasel
Dharamsala March 15- In fresh protests reported in Ngaba in Amdo, 300 monks from Amdo Tag Tsang Lhamo Kyi monastery and some 100 lay people staged demonstration in the local market earlier today, sources told phayul.

The angry Tibetans burned Chinese flags in protest against the violent crackdown of the Chinese armed forces on Tibetans. They stormed the branch office of the police station, hurled stones at Chinese restaurants and shops. They shouted slogans such as “Long life of the Dalai lama”, “Tibet belongs to Tibetans” and we want freedom.

On 10th march they couldn’t stage any protest because four Chinese military truck full of armed forces were patrolling the monastery. Today the leaders of the county of Zoegey, Ngaba and religious leaders gathered at the monastery for a meeting. While the meeting was going on the monks started protesting again as the Chinese officials tried to stop them.

Later today, two military trucks full of army surrounded the monastery and kept the monks under house arrest.

10 monks have been reportedly arrested after the protest.

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