China mobilises paramilitary to suppress Tibetan protest

Thursday, 8 November 2012
Protesters in Dolma Square in Rongwo, March 2012

Armed police have been mobilised to suppress protesters calling for freedom in Tibet after the latest self-immolation in Rebkong County, Eastern Tibet.

Thousands of protesters in danger

Free Tibet is extremely concerned for thousands of protesters in the town. Trucks full of paramilitary police are in the area to prevent more people joining the protests. Locals fear that there will be clashes between the security forces and locals travelling to join the protest.

Self-immolation protest

The protests started after 18-year-old Jinpa set himself on fire earlier today.
Jinpa died as a result of his injuries. He is the fourth teenager and fifth Tibetan to self-immolate in 48 hours.

Military telecasts

The protests come one day after intimidatory Chinese military telecasts were broadcast throughout Tibet, warning that Chinese forces are ready to do what ever it takes to crush those who are destroying stability in the region.

More than 60 Tibetans have now set themselves on fire in protest against the Chinese occupation of their country. Read the full list.

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