Tibetans in Karze areas, eastern Tibet, continue to stage peaceful protests and civil disobedience despite China’s stern warning and arrests. Beginning March 19, authorities in the Karze area began to arrest many Tibetans.
Some villagers were forced to escape to hill stations, according to sources who have close contacts in the area. Tibetans refused to farm in the area despite China’s stern warning. This movement has picked up quite a momentum, sources added.