Tibetan Protester Monks Put Under Arrest by Chinese Authorities; Ngaba, Sichaun, China, Apr 2008

On 16 March 2008, Tibetan monks staged a protest in the Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan province against their allegedly harsh treatment by the Chinese government. Protests in the autonomous prefecture continued throughout the month and into April. Featured in this photograph are monks put under arrest by Chinese authorities. The arrests were part of a wider crackdown on Tibetan protesters throughout the region that started on the 10th of March 2008.

On April 5, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) stated that the Chinese authorities arrested over 2,300 Tibetans from various parts of Tibet. According to the Tibetan Government in Exile, more than 140 people were killed in the crackdown.

Taken on 2008-04-05
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License Attribution Creative CommonsAttribution Creative Commons
Uploaded by Alison Cooke on 2015-11-16


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