Dharamshala: - Chinese authorities in Ngaba County of north-eastern Tibet Friday have detained a Tibetan Buddhist monk for staging a peaceful solo protest by shouting slogans such as "freedom in Tibet" and "long live His Holiness the Dalai Lama."
"Lobsang Trinley, a 21-year-old monk from Kirti monastery was arrested while staging a solo protest in the street of Ngaba township shouting slogans— protesting against Chinese rule in Tibet," Ven Kanyak and Lobsang Yeshi, from the India based Kirti Monastery told the Tibet Post International (TPI) on Friday evening.
"Chinese security personnel arrived at the site of the protest after few minutes," they said, adding "he was also severely beaten before his arrest."
"Trinley walked about for few minutes in the street (About 4:00 pm local, December 26, 2014) while raising a portrait of the Tibetan spiritual leader with a Tibetan national flag in the background, shouting slogans such as "Freedom in Tibet" and "Long live His Holiness the Dalai Lama," the source said citing contacts in Tibet.
Photos and video clips of the event received from the area also show the monk staging a lone protest by shouting slogans against Chinese repressive rule and carrying a portrait of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
A large number of armed Chinese security forces and police are also deployed onto the streets after the protest. The sources said that his current condition and whereabouts remain unknown.
The Chinese government has currently imposed a tight control over the movement of Tibetans, including monks of the monastery. Many Tibetans from streets have been disappeared or detained after staging protest to express solidarity with Trinley.
Trinley became monk at a young age at Kirti Monastery in Ngaba County of north-eastern Tibet (Ch: Aba County, Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in the north-west of Sichuan Province) where he studied Buddhist philosophy and culture, and Tibetan language.
The Chinese government recently has imposed severe restrictions on internet and phone connections by increasing a wider crackdown on communications across Tibet in an attempt to prevent any news reaching the outside world.