China detains Tibetan for lone Dalai Lama-support protest

December 26, 2015 12:19 pm0 commentsViews: 21
 Tashi Dondrub is shown before staging his protest in Dzoege, Sichuan, Dec. 19, 2015. (Photo courtesy: RFA)


Tashi Dondrub is shown before staging his protest in Dzoege, Sichuan, Dec. 19, 2015. (Photo courtesy: RFA)

(TibetanReview.net, Dec23, 2015) – Chinese police have taken away a Tibetan youth after he staged a lone street protest march in Dzoege (Chinese: Ruo’ergai) County of Ngaba (Aba) Prefecture, Sichuan Province, on Dec 19, according to several online reports Dec 21-22. The current whereabouts of the man, who has been named as Tashi Dhondup and who appears to be around 20, remains unknown.

Dressed in his traditional Tibetan chuba dress with an international Buddhist flag spread down the back of his shoulder, the man, who is also known as Chebe, carried a large portrait of the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, as he walked up the main street of Dzoege County-town.

A video footage showed the resident of nomadic camp No 3 of Ponkya village in the county’s Thangkor (Tangke) Township walking briskly on the side of the main street in that state. He was spotted by Chinese police before long and taken away by them.

A day later, Chinese police came for his paternal uncle Yeshe, 30, from the county’s Sogtsang Village.

There has been a string of lone street protests by Tibetans over the last several months in neighbouring Ngaba (Aba) County. Dzoege itself has seen numerous protests by Tibetans over the years, especially from the time of the Tibetan uprising protests in 2008.

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