Dharamsala: Tibetan Monk Tsering Jurme recruited supporters for and subsequently partook in the anti-Chinese government demonstration in Karze County, eastern Tibet. After several months in hiding, he successfully escaped Tibet. Here he speaks out on China's desperate use violent measures in containing peaceful demonstrations.
"I was born on the 5th of October 1985, son of Dawa Dhondup and Pal Dekyi in Phukyulnang Village of the Lhopa Township in Karze County, Eastern Tibet. I am one of ten children, three of who are monks. At age 10 I was enrolled in primary school in my village, and at age 16 I joined the Tsitsang Monastery to pursue higher monastic studies. On the 18th of March 2008 a monk named Ngoega from Serchu village in Karze county led a pro-Tibet demonstration and recruited ten Tibetans including myself. During the protest, armed Chinese military surrounded the demonstrators and opened fire.
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