Hundreds of Tibetans protested in Kanlho, Gansu

A fresh protest broke out in Tsoe City’s main square, Kakha Township, a remote region in Kanlho, Gansu Province in north-eastern Tibet, according to confirmed information received by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD).

On 18 March 2008, around 12:00 (Beijing Standard Time) the monks of Kakhamey Monastery in Kakha Township joined by hundreds of Tibetans went on a protest march to the local government office in Tsoe City, Kakha Township.
During the protest march the monks and ordinary Tibetans shouted slogans demanding an immediate end to the crackdown by the Chinese security forces. The Tibetan peaceful protestors also shouted loud slogans calling for “Tibetan Independence” and “Long Live the Dalai Lama”.

The Tibetans’ peaceful demonstration culminated by pulling down the Chinese national flag and hoisting prayer flags in its place. There has been no detailed information on the situation but TCHRD will issue more updates as the situation progresses.

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