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Tibetans in Amchok Protest Chinese Mining Projects at Holy Gong-ngon


Chinese government owned mining companies have rapidly expanded their extraction of mines in different regions of Tibet over the years.

In Amchok, Kanhlo Tibetan Prefecture, Gansu Province, within the traditional Tibetan province of Amdo, Tibetans have been protesting one of many such mining expansions.

Just released video footage from Tibet show local Tibetans protesting a Chinese mining project at a holy mountain in Amchok on May 31.

The mining site, where the Tibetans held the peaceful protest, witnessed two self-immolations by Tibetans in the past, and a third Tibetan, who self-immolated in protest mentioned about the suffering the Tibetans faced due to the Chinese mining activities in the area, in his last written statement.

In related news, armed police have been sent to the township of Akhore in eastern Tibet to monitor Tibetans who have been protesting against a local Chinese mining project. The residents of Akhore Township, in Chuchen County in Ngaba, have since been subjected to surveillance and repeated threats of arrest. Armed police who have been deployed to the township on 20 May 2016, have made threats through loudspeakers to severely punish anyone caught distributing the mining project, including arrests and heavy fines.

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