For an interactive map of protests in Tibet, see our Tibet's Resistance page.
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9 July 2014 Solo protest in Serthar County
June 2014 According to reports, nearly thirty Tibetans were arrested after protesting against a marble mine in Chabcha county, north-east Tibet
7 May 2014 Phakpa Gyaltsen fatal anti-mining protest
26 April 2014 Dalai Lama and Tibetan flag protest by monk
8 April 2014 A solitary protest by a Tibetan man, showing devotion to Dalai Lama (video)
29 March 2014 Self-immolation protest by a Tibetan nun
16 MarchMonk Choeyang Kalden arresed after allegedly writing anti-Chinese message and circulating via mobile phone
13 March Monk Gendun arrested after allegedly burning Chinese flag and writing pro-independence slogans on the door of the government officials stationed in his monastery
18 February Teenagers arrested for independence slogans
13 February Lobsang Dorjee self-immolation
5 FebruaryFirst self-immolation protest of 2014
2 February Monks arrested for independence posters
Four monks from Sog County (near Driru County) arrested for reportedly putting up banners calling for Tibetan freedom
14 January Mass protest for release of respected monk
Hundreds of Tibetans march for release of Khenpo Kartse (see below) and were met by local officials who promised they would take action on his behalf. No action has yet been taken.
11 November Monk Tsering Gyal in self-immolation protest
3 November Arrests and protests continue in Driru county
16 October Tibetans in Driru continue to protest after China attempts to make them fly China flag on their homes.
8 October Tibetans shot and beaten in protest
29 September Self-immolation protest in Ngaba county
18 September Four year sentence for pulling down Chinese flag
11 September Elderly man beaten for protesting
13 August Tibetans protest Chinese mine
8 August Another singer jailed
1 August Political prisoner anniversary
12 May Beaten and detained for protecting land
200 members of the security forces arrived in 20 trucks to disperse a group of Tibetans who had gathered to protect land in Luchu county. The land had been brought by a lama a few years previously but the authorities argued that private households do not have right to purchase national land and would take it back by force. Many Tibetans were beaten, with one woman losing consciousness, and fifteen were detained.
24 April Two die in prayer hall protest
16 April 20 year old mother self immolates
15 April Tibetans protest unemployment
19 March Communications clampdown
25 February Man sets himself alight at prayer festival
23 February More Zilkar monks sentenced – charges unknown
Lobsang Jinpa (one of the five monks arrested during the surprise raid on 1 September) has been rearrested and sentenced to five years for writing song lyrics for Lolo. His whereabouts are also unknown. Jinpa, along with another monk Kalseng Trultrim, were hospitalised after being tortured in prison during their first detention. The latter is still recovering. Two of the other monks have been given two years imprisonment. The fifth monk was released after one month due to a leg injury.
20 February Tibetan youths set fire to themselves
17 February Cross-legged in flames: another protest in Tibet
14 February 100th Tibetan self-immolates
13 February Tibetan protest in Nepal
10 February Beaten for not flying the Chinese flag
A group of Tibetans from Meyal township have been brutally beaten for refusing to fly the Chinese national flag from their homes. Two suffered from broken bones and six have been detained.
20 December 2012: A year of unprecedented protests
14 December Monks detained for sharing information
4 December Monk dies as self-immolation protests go on
29 November: Teenager dies after setting himself on fire
28 November Father of three dies
26 November More than 20 Tibetan students hospitalised
23 November More protests in Tibet
17 November Thousands gather after mother's protest
16 November Tibetans defy China's new regime
12 November Escalation of Tibetan protests continues
9 November Massive gathering of Tibetan students
22 October Tibetan sets fire to himself in Labrang
20 October Another Tibetan sets himself on fire
13 October 52-year-old Tibetan dies for freedom
10 October Tibetans defy police threats
6 October Tibetan father dies in protest
2 October Protesting monk dies
13 September Teenage protester gets three years in prison
1 September Zilkar Monastery Crackdown
A large number of security personnel encircled and raided Zilkar monastery at approximately 10am (local time). Five monks were arbitrarily arrested; those who tried to prevent this were beaten. Laptops and CD’s were also confiscated. It is not known where the monks are being held.
15 August Another week of protests in Tibet
7 August Two more self-immolate in Tibet
2 August Tibet protester dies
20 July Disappearances in Tibet
29 June Teenage girl severely beaten
20 June Two Tibetan men self-immolate
15 June Nomad sets himself on fire
12 June Lhasa detentions
6 June Tibetan envoys resign
19 April Two cousins self-immolate
Zilkar monks sentenced
One of the monks arrested on 16 February is released. The other three (Sonam Gewa, Lobsang Nyima and Lobsang Samten) have been given prison sentences of up to two years. It is not known what they were charged for. The rest of the monks from Zilkar are not allowed to leave the monastery and are being subjected to patriotic re-education programmes.
30 March Two young monks self-immolate
4 March Mother-of-four dies
3 March Tibetan schoolgirl dies
17 February Monastery official self-immolates
16 February Four monks from Zilkar monastery are arrested.
This was in relation to the protest held on 8 February.
13 February Teenager self-immolates as protest continue
8 February Global vigils for Tibet - blog
300 monks from Zilkar Monastery take part in peaceful protest
They marched towards Zathod township calling for the return of the Dalai Lama, respect for Tibetan intellectuals and the immediate release of the Panchen Lama. This was prompted by hearing radio broadcasts about the global vigils. They were stopped by police on two occasions but no arrests were made.
6 February Images emerge of funeral for shooting victim
4 February Three more self-immolate in Tibet
Four young monks protest outside Zathod Township Police Office.
They were arrested and their current whereabouts and wellbeing is unknown.
1 February Shooting injuries photos
27 January: China tightens security in Lhasa
25 January: Faces of arrested Tibetans
24 January: Two shot dead by Chinese
23 January: Tibetan killed as Chinese fire upon protest
14 January: Self-immolation triggers brutal crackdown
9 January: Self-immolations spread to new province
6 January: First self-immolations of 2012
16 December: Recent attacks on Tibetans
12 December: Tibetan protests grow
1 December 2011: Guri Jigme detained
21 November: Huge media reaction to Tibet protests
3 November: Second nun dies after setting fire to herself
26 October: Bomb explosion reported in Tibet
7 October: Two teenagers set themselves on fire
3 October: Fifth monk self-immolation
26 September: Two more Tibetan monks set themselves alight
15 August: Monk dies after setting himself on fire
30 June Multiple protests in Kardze
15 June Camera crews arrive at Kirti monastery to film religious ceremony
Monks boycotted the event saying the government had staged it for propaganda purposes.
17 May Torture and abuse in prison
Two women detained on 21 April whilst trying to stop removal of Kirti monks have been released. Monks reported: “Their heads had been shaved, and they were beaten and abused so badly in detention that they are unable to look after themselves."
13 April: Ngaba escalation
17 March: Monk dies after self-immolation
16 March: Over a thousand ‘stand guard’ after self-immolation