As military forces arrive in Ngaba, Tibetans go into hiding

27th November 2012

Chinese security forces intimidate community after protest

Tibetans in Eastern Tibet have gone into hiding after a man died in protest. Some have even fled their homes, fearing a strong response from Chinese security forces after getting word of their approach.

Kalsang Kyab, 24, died on November 27 after setting fire to himself in protest against the Chinese occupation of Tibet in front of a government building.

Large numbers of Chinese security forces arrived in the township shortly after the incident.

Determination for freedom

In the face of increasing Chinese repression, Tibet's determination for freedom is as strong as ever.

More than 80 people have set fire to themselves since March 2011. At least 20 of these protests have taken place in the last month alone. Read the full list here.

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