New York – Tibetans and supporters gathered in front of the United Nations on August 15, 2014, to protest the shooting of peaceful protestes in Tibet by the Chinese police.
"We appeal to the freedom loving people of the world to censure China for this gross violation of the Tibetan People's fundamental human rights, including the right to peaceful assembly," said the Tibetan National Congress.
Hundreds of Tibetans in Sershul, eastern Tibet, were symbolically holding their thumbs in the air for mercy as they pleaded for the release of their local leader when the Chinese police open-fired on them. 15 people are now reported to be gravely injured.
They gathered to call for Wangdak's release but the Chinese authorities sent in security forces to crack down on the protesters. Dhanma town is now completely surrounded by Chinese security forces. Local Tibetans, including the elderly and children have been interrogated and detained.