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Teenage Tibetan Monk Detained After Solo Street Protest


Lobsang Tsultrim, a young monk from Kirti Monastery in Ngaba, a Tibetan region incorporated into the Chinese province, took to the main street of the town displaying a portrait of the Dalai Lama around 8:30PM on Saturday. A witness has stated that he saw Lobsang Tsultrim shouting slogans as he walked along the street, and that within minutes he was overpowered and taken away by security. Ngaba is the town that saw the first of the Tibetan self-immolation protests in 2009, and since then, both the main local monastery and the town itself has been highly securitized and under virtual lockdown.

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