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China Arrests Latest Tibetan Lone Protestor in Ngapa


Policemen put out fire on a self-immolation victim at Ngapa County, Ngapa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province in this still image taken from a March 16, 2012 video footage and released to Reuters on December 25, 2012. Ngapa, a quie

A Tibetan man was arrested after staging a solo protest in Ngapa County, Ngawa Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province on Monday, October 26, 2015.

Holding up a picture of the Dalai Lama, Tashi, 31, took to a crowded street in Ngapa County and shouted, “Tibetans want freedom, and let the Dalai Lama return to Tibet.”

According to Kanyag Tsering, Spokesperson for Kirti Monastery in Dharamsala, Tashi was immediately arrested following his protest and taken to the Ngapa county jail.

This is the latest in a series of lone protests that have been taking place in Tibet this year.

Since 2008, Ngapa remains one of most persistent protest areas in Tibet. It is also a place where the self-immolation movement inside Tibet began in 2009 by a monk named Tapey. Since then, there have been over 140 known self-immolations in the Tibetan areas to protest China's policies towards Tibetans.

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