Causes and Impacts of Solo Protests in Amdo Ngaba
In the past two years, we have witnessed series of lone Tibetan protesters in the streets of Amdo Ngapa, Tibet calling for freedom and return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet. Despite the fact that Ngaba is one of the most repressive places in Tibet today, there have been waves of solo protests against China's heavy handed policies and tactics in Tibet. Amongst the protesters are nomads, monks, women and parents of small children and as of now, majority of the protesters are still behind bars or serving prison sentences. VOA's Table Talk invites Kusho Kanyak Tsering, Spokesperson of Dharamsala based Kirti Monastery to discuss the origin, causes, and also the impacts of such protests in the present climate of repression.