Following two months of severe crackdowns and intimidating military parades across Tibetan regions, individual Tibetans have started to engage with their Chinese rulers using the only means open to them; street protests.
VOA Tibetan has learnt that apart from the street protest in Amdo Ngaba on March 16 carried out by Lobsang Dargye, and the self-immolation protest in Kardze on March 18 by Pema Gyantsen, there was another confirmed solo protest carried out in Ngaba on the 18th.
A young woman named Dukbey is reported to have marched down the main street of Ngaba Dzong around 3PM, and chanted slogans calling for the Dalai Lama’s long life, and greater freedoms in Tibet.
Within minutes, security police descended on her and took her away, and her family has to date not been informed of her whereabouts.
According to a photo of Dukbey that has emerged on social media, she is believed to be in her twenties. A source who wants to remain anonymous due to fear of retaliation by Chinese authorities, said Dukbey’s family name is Sonamtsang and that she hails from Rari town in Ngaba.