Tibet Update: March 19 & 20 (UPDATED)

These updates of recent events in Tibet and Tibetan areas of China have been posted on Woeser’s blog. They have been provided by sources inside China and have not been independently verified. For previous updates see here.

3月19日
康(四川省甘孜藏族自治州)色达县有500多藏人在县政府前抗议,60人被抓。
March 19
Over 500 Tibetans in Seta County in Kham (Kardze [ch. Ganzi] Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province) protested in front of the county government. 60 people were arrested.

安多(四川省阿坝藏族自治州)红原县查日马乡的40名藏人展开抗,降下乡政府和学校的中国国旗,悬挂“哈达”来代替雪山狮子旗。
40 Tibetans from Tsarima Township (Ch. Charima) in Mewa County (Ch. Hongyuan), Amdo (Ngawa Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province) protested. They lowered the Chinese flags hung at the township government and the school, and hang Khangta (the ceremonial scarf) in place of the flag of Snow Lion and Mountain.

3月19日
** 安多(甘肃省甘南藏族自治州)玛曲县城及各乡镇被60多辆军车包围,开始抓捕行动,有30多名藏人被抓。
The county seat and the various townships of Machu County in Amdo (Kanlho [Tib.Gannan] Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province) are surrounded by over 60 military trucks. The authorities started making arrests, and over 30 Tibetans were arrested.

康(四川省甘孜藏族自治州)色达县有上千藏人在县政府前抗议,60人被抓。
Up to 1,000 Tibetans in Seta County in Kham (Kardze [ch. Ganzi] Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province) protested in front of the county government. 60 people were arrested.

3月19日
青海民族学院的藏人学生自愿签名,在校内游行静坐。
March 19
After Tibetan students in Qinghai Institute for Nationalities voluntarily signed their names, they protested and staged a sit-in on campus.

3月20日
安多(青海省黄南藏族自治州)泽库县在索纳寺上百名僧侣的带头下,一万多名民众在县城展开大规模和平抗议活动,呼喊口号:“与至尊达赖喇嘛展开对话;允许西藏高度自治”,高举达赖喇嘛、11世班禅喇嘛、17世噶玛巴仁波切的照片。当地公安和武警在现场秘密监视外,没有采取进一步措施。
March 20, 2008
Zeku County, Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Amdo, Qinghai Province, led by more than one hundred monks, more then ten thousand Tibetans held a peaceful demonstration in the county town. They held high the photos of the Dalai Lama, the Eleventh Panchen Lama and the Seventeenth Karmapa Rinpoche. The local public security agents and the armed police were secretly keeping watch on the scene, and have not taken any further measures.

20日,安多(青海省平安县)红岩村是14世达赖喇嘛的出生地(藏语当采Taktser),已被当局警察所设的路障封锁,禁止藏人和记者前往
March 20, 2008, Taktser village [Ch. Hongyan] in Amdo (Tsongkakar County in Qinghai province; Tsong kha mkhar, Ch. Ping-an), the birth place of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama has already been blocked by road blocks established by the local police. No Tibetan or journalists are allowed to visit there.

3月20日
安多(青海省黄南藏族自治州)泽库县上万僧俗民众正在县城举行抗议游行,呼喊口号:“同至尊達賴喇嘛展開對話;允許西藏高度自治”,目前尚不知当局有何行动。
March 20, 2008
Up to 500 monks and lay people in Tsekho (Rtse khog; Ch. Zeku) County, Amdo (Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province) are protesting now, shouting the slogan “Hold dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Allow Tibet to enjoy high degree of autonomy.” At present we do not know what actions the authorities are going to take.

康(青海省玉树藏族自治州)玉树县有大批学生举行抗议游行,目前尚不知当局有何行动。
A great number of students in Yushul County in Kham (Yushul [Ch. Yushu] Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province) held a protest, but at present we do not know what actions the authorities are going to take.

另:网友呼吁:千万火急,救救西藏色达!最新消息,四川省甘孜州色达县克果乡,在20日下午4点至5点,为了保护西藏国旗,被五千多军警残酷镇压!到目前为止死伤超过20人,事件是因军警向藏民宣布:中央直接下令谁游行就枪毙谁!接着要取下西藏国旗时,受到藏民和平阻拦,军警却立即开枪射杀。请救救西藏!

In addition, some netizens appeal to everybody: extremely urgent, please save Serta in Tibet! According to the latest news, in order to protect the Tibetan national flag, people in Kego Township of Serta County in Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan province, were brutally suppressed by over 5,000 military police between 4:00pm and 5:00pm on March 20! Up to now, the number of the killed and wounded are over 20. The incident was caused by the fact that the military police made the following announcement to the Tibetan people: the Central government directly issued an order to execute anybody who demonstrates. Then when they were about to take off the Tibetan national flag, they were stopped by the Tibetans peacefully, but the military police immediately fired at Tibetans. Please save Tibet! 11:00am tomorrow people in Nido Township of Serta County will face much more serious massacere, please save Nido Township of Serta County! Please spread the message to governments of other countries and human right organizations! Please generate your compassionate heart, and save the Tibetan people.

March 20, 2008 9:13 PM
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