Map of Tibet showing protest sites in “Tibet Autonomous Region” and the Tibetan Autonomous Prefectures in Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces. According to CTA, an estimated 344 protests of different magnitude and forms took place in Tibet in 2008
Monks from Drepung Monastery on a peaceful protest march towards Barkhor Street to mark the 49th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising against the Chinese invasion, Lhasa, 10 March 2008
Chinese armed police blocked the protesting monks of Drepung Monastery by surrounding them on both sides of the road and blocked all road accesses to Drepung Monastery, Lhasa, 10 March 2008
A photo of 15 student monks from Sera Monastery who were arrested and reportedly beaten severely by the Public Security Bureau (PSB) officials during their peaceful protest march from Tsuklag-khang to Barkhor, Lhasa, 10 March 2008
Chinese policemen in uniform and plain clothes keeping a close vigil in Lhasa streets, 10 March 2008
A group of Tibetan monks protesting, sitting on a road were confronted by riot police who cordoned off the entrance to Gaden Monastery, Taktse Country, east of Lhasa, 12 March 2008
Spontaneous protest also broke out in several other locations around the city, including the Barkhor area and “TAR” Government Headquarter Road. Hundreds of protesting Tibetans ran through the streets waving traditional white scarves in their hands, shouting “Free Tibet” and “The Dalia Lama should return to Tibet”, Lhasa, 14th March 2008
Several hundred armored personnel carriers and tanks were seen shooting live ammunition into the protesting crowd and firing tear gas. The Chinese security and armed forces cordoned off the streets and around 1:30 pm, curfew was imposed on the entire city, Lhasa, 14th March 2008A large number of paramilitary forces were deployed in Lhasa and neighboring areas to suppress the peaceful protests by Tibetans. All the roads leading in and out of Lhasa were cordoned off and paramilitary forces patrolled the streets, 14th March 2008
Peaceful protest led by monks of Labrang, Sangchu Country, Kanlho, Gansu Province, 14 March 2008
Riot police steps up security on the streets of Amdo Labrang, Sangchu Country, Kanlho, Gansu province, 14th March 2008
A de facto martial law was imposed in Lhasa, with streets filled with patrolling Chinese armed troops and tanks, security agencies searching houses in Lhasa and arresting all Tibetans suspected of being involved in the protests, 15 March 2008
Chinese soldiers sent to help local police to clampdown on Tibetan protesters in Nagaba country, Nagaba “TAP” Sichun Province, 16 March 2008
At least 23 Tibetans were shot dead when Chinese police fired live ammunition on the protesting crowd during the peaceful protest by the monks of Kirti Monastery and laypeople from the adjacent areas, ngaba, 16 March 2008
The bodies of Tibetans killed by Chinese soldiers through indiscriminate firing during peaceful protest, being brought inside Kirti Monastery for prayer offering, 16 March 2008
Around 300 monks from Rong Gonchen Monastery performed a incense burning ritual and a ling life prayer for H.H. the Dalia Lama on a hill behind the monastery and staged a peaceful protest march towards the government headquarters in the downtown market area, Rebgong Country, Malho “TAP”, Qinghai Province, 16 March 2008
March 16th and 17th, protests by Tibetans in Tsolho, Rebkong. Monks and Kundun
Tibetan students from the Tibetan Studies Department, Northwestren Nationalities University, Lanzhou City, Gansu province, staged a protest within the campus ground, their banner reads “ Tibetan people united in happy and bad times” and called for the end to Chinese Government,s violent crackdown on peaceful Tibetan demonstrators in all parts of Tibet, 16 March 2008
Tibetan student from the Tibetan Studies Department, Northwestern Nationalities University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province, staged a hunger strike to call for the end to China’s violent clamp down on Tibetan protesters. Chinese forces cordoned off the campus and strictly controlled their movements
Tibetans from Machu Counnty, Kanlho “TAP”, Gansu Province, staged a major peaceful protest, 16 March 2008
Monks of Minthang Monastery and lay Tibetan in Chigdril County, Golog “TAP”, Qinghai Province, staged a major peaceful protest, 17 March 2008
A monk protestor hoisting the banned Tibetan national flag during a peaceful protest held in Chigdril County, Golog “TAP”, Qinghai Province, 17 March 2008
Over 100 Tibetan students at Central University for Nationalities, Beijing held a candlelight vigil for Tibetans who died under China’s brutal crackdown, 17 March 2008
Hundreds of protesting Tibetans on horseback entred into the Bora Primary and Middle School compounds, brought down the Chinese flag and replaced them with the Tibetan national flag, in Amdo Bora, Sangchu County, Kanlho “TAP”, Gansu Province, 18 March 2008
Official Chinese source claim that 170 Tibetans in Lhasa voluntarily surrendered on 18th of March, but credible sources report that Chinese security forces raided Tibetan homes and arrested people without due legal process. Those arrested were later paraded in front of the state media and detained in prison
Official Chinese source claim that 170 Tibetans in Lhasa voluntarily surrendered on 18th of March, but credible sources report that Chinese security forces raided Tibetan homes and arrested people without due legal process. Those arrested were later paraded in front of the state media and detained in prison
The Public Security Bureau in Lhasa issued a list of 21 “wanted” people, who they claimed were the main agitators of the protests in the Tibetan capital. A poster with the photographs of 14 individuals were posted in all parts of Lhasa city, 20 March 2008
Tibetans from Holkha Township, Tsegor Thang County, Tsolho “TAP”, Qinghai Province held a massive protest march at the main market, carrying a banner in Tibetan that reads “ Peace, Democracy and Solidarity with prayers for the martyrs” and in Chinese “End to the Brutal Crackdown”, 25 March 2008
More than 30 monks at Jokhang temple, burst into a protest in front of visiting foreign reporters and cried out that ‘there is no religious freedom in Tibet’ and ‘that the Dalia Lama is not to blame for the demonstrations’. They also told the reporters that the people visiting the temple are government officials posing as pilgrims and that the whole visit has been staged by the Chinese government, Lhasa, 27 March 2008
“Self-surrender” or “Voluntary surrender” Public notice issued for Tibetan demonstrators by authorities of Holhka Township, Tsegor Thang County, Tsolho “TAP” Qinghai Province, 1 April 2008
Chinese security personnel patrolling the streets of Holkha township, Tsegor Thang County, tsolho “TAP”, Qinghai Province, 1 April 2008
Photographs of at least 14th Tibetans reported to have been shot dead. Many more were injured when Chinese armed forces fired indiscriminately into a protesting crowd consisting of monks laypeople near the Tongkor Monastery, Siling City, Qinghai Province, 3 April 2008
Chinese authorities closed down Taktsang Lhamo Kirti Monastery’s school in Ngaba, on 8th April 2008. The primary reason for its closure was cited as participation by a number of its monks in peaceful protest on 15th March 2008
About 15 monks from Labrang Tashi-Khyil Monastery staged a protest in front of the Chinese government-controlled media tour, Sangchu County, Gansu Province, 9th April 2008
The protesting monks approached the journalists by carrying the banned Tibetan National flag and banners that read: “We have no freedom of speech.” The monks shouted, “We want freedom, we want human rights, we want the Dalia Lama to return”’ Labrang Tashi-khyil Monastery, Sangchu County, Gansu Province, 9th April 2008
Portraits of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (point with arrow) in the prayer wheel house of Kirti Monastery destroyed by the Chinese police, 28 April 2008
Arrest warrant released by the Public Security Bureau of Karze “Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture”, Sichuan Province for 35 Tibetans (both in Tibetan and Chinese language) for their involvement in protests against the Chinese government, 7 May 2008
A photograph taken in late july 2008 showing numerous police trucks and supposedly used for the extra officers brought in to contain the protests in Karze township. Karze township witnessed a continuous peaceful protest against Chinese rule since march 2008