Reports coming out of Tibet say Chinese authorities in Ngaba County of north-eastern Tibet have detained a Tibetan man after he launched a solo protest in Ngaba county in protesting against the repressive Chinese occupation of Tibet.
According to a video submitted to TPI by a source, Lobsang Tsering, a monk in his twenties, was taken into custody shortly after staging a peaceful march, carrying a photograph of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama and shouting slogans "May His Holiness the Dalai Lama live for 10,000 years!" and "Freedom for Tibet" at around 4 pm on Tuesday, June 7. His whereabouts are currently unknown.
"Lobsang shouted slogans calling for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and freedom for Tibet. Chinese police immediately arrested him at the spot," a Tibetan living in exile with close contacts in the region told the Tibet Post International.
He is the son of father Sherab (household name is Ngoray) and mother Yuko, and presently belongs to the Kalachakra College, one of the four main colleges of Ngaba Kirti monastery.
Hundreds of Tibetans, including writers, bloggers, singers and environmentalists, have been detained or are imprisoned since 2008, after attempting to express their views or share news of the situation in Tibet with the outside world, and provides further evidence of a widespread crackdown against free expression in Tibet.
Sporadic demonstrations challenging Chinese repressive rule have continued in Tibet since widespread protests swept the region in 2008, with more than 140 Tibetans to date setting themselves ablaze to oppose Beijing's repression and call for freedom in Tibet and the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.