21 Tibetans have been detained after a conflict between local Tibetans and Chinese troops over forced land eviction in Kyegudo in Qinghai (Ch: Yushu). 6 Tibetans were severely injured and 4 armies were hurt, according to VOA sources with contacts in the area.
Earlier this month, Chinese troops began wrecking homes in Kyegudo where thousands of homes have been rebuilt after a deadly earthquake struck in the area on April 14, 2010. Citing reasons of illegal occupation of land and construction of houses on government properties, Chinese troops reportedly demolished over a thousand homes in Kyegudo. The conflict arose after angered local Tibetans protested the authorities over demolition of their rebuilt homes and tents.
Last week, a Tibetan woman burned herself to protest destruction of her home in Kyegudo and another Tibetan woman self-immolated in Beijing last year to protest forced land grabbing in the same area.