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Hundreds protest in Amdo Bora

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According to confirmed information received by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) reveals that hundreds of Tibetans in Amdo Bora, in Sangchu County (Ch: Xiahe Xian), Kanlho “Tibet Autonomous Prefecture” (“TAP”) Gansu Province, staged a peaceful protest against the Chinese rule in Tibet this morning.

At around 11:00 AM (Beijing Standard Time), as the day coincides with major ritualistic observation day, monks and common citizens of Amdo Bora observed a prayer ritual (incense burning) ceremony and then suddenly erupted into a peaceful protest calling for more freedom in Tibet by raising the banned Tibetan national flags. The crowd before heading towards the County government headquarter, went to the Bora Primary and Middle School in the County. Later the protesting crowd barged into the two schools and brought down the Chinese flag hoisted in the school’s compound and replaced it with the banned Tibetan national flags. Soon after the protestors headed towards the county government headquarter shouting pro-independence slogans. According to sources, three truckloads of People’s Armed Police were brought into the area to control the crowd as reinforcement. As protestors neared their destination, the security forces fired numbers of tear gas shells into the protesting crowd from heading towards the county government headquarter. At the time of filing this information, the crowd had already dispersed.

As of now, there have been no reports of arrests or detentions at this particular protest. TCHRD is awaiting more updates from the area. At the time of reception of this information, there were no reports of arrest and detention. TCHRD will continue to monitor the situation and will update as and when more information surface.

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