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20 Tibetans arrested in Sershul for "dissent" བོད་སྐད།


Chinese authorities in Sershul County in Kardze, have arrested 20 Tibetans including two minors since Saturday in connection with two separate incidents of anti China protests, according to the Voice of Tibet radio.

The arrests came after a group of Tibetans brought down and tore into pieces a Chinese national flag on the eve of the inauguration of new hall of Tashi Gephel ling monastery in Chaktsa, in Zakay township, monk at Sera monastery’s Jadrel Khangtsen, Sonam Dakpa, told the radio.

On the day of the inauguration on August 28, some residents sang melodies in praise of the exile Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and other politically banned songs at a gathering that was attended by over a thousand people from the area.

Those arrested are currently detained at the County prison in Sershul.

Information for this report was provided by Phayul.

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