Until [our] demands are met, there is no chance that theprotests in Tibet will stop. You, communist Chinese,come and arrest me.
Text rom the leafet distributed by Tharpa (pictured let).
26 January 2012
Fatal Shooting in Ngaba
Urgen, a 20-year old man, was killed ater Chinesepolice fred into a crowd that had gathered toprotest against the arrest o a local Tibetan namedTharpa, who had openly put up posters demandingreedom in Tibet and the Dalai Lama be allowedto return.Tharpa’s posters stated, “Until [our] demands aremet, there is no chance that the protests in Tibetwill stop. You, communist Chinese, come andarrest me.” He is believed to have also included hisname and photo o himsel.Local people gathered to try and prevent thepolice rom taking Tharpa away, whilst shoutingslogans, and saying his arrest would provoke amass protest. The police responded by openingfre on the crowd. The whereabouts and well-beingo Tharpa are not known. Ater the incident, largenumbers o Tibetans rom surrounding areas werereported to be converging on Barma town.
25 January 2012
Solo protest in Lhasa
Namkha Gyaltsen, aged 25rom Golog, was arrested nearthe Barkhor or distributingleaets that contained slogansor the swit return o the DalaiLama and reedom or Tibet.
18 & 19 January 2012
Peaceul protest inPema
About 200 Tibetans includingmonks and laypeople gatheredin Pema to protest againstChinese rule. They carriedpictures o the Dalai Lama andshouted slogans. Later on thesame day leaets warning thatmore Tibetans were preparedto set fre to themselves wereposted and scattered inthe town.The ollowing day Chinesesecurity orces surrounded themonasteries and many o theprotesters ed or ear o beingdetained. It is not clear howmany have been detained.
23 & 24 January 2012
Tibetan demonstrators shot dead inDrango and Serthar
Chinese security orces opened fre on unarmedTibetan demonstrators in Drango and Serthar;at least three Tibetans were killed, including 49year old Dawa Dragpa, and many more injured.Daily peaceul protests continued in Ngabaprompted by the response o Chinese orces toLobsang Jamyang’s sel-immolation and beatingon 14 January. At the uneral o Dawa Dragpa, local Tibetans and monksdisplayed his photo with text that reads “Tibetan hero romSerthar, Dawa Dragpa, who died on Jan. 24. May he be blessed”.