- Type of violation
- Freedom of expression
- Freedom of peaceful association
- Date of Detention
- Jun 3, 2016
- Responsible for arrest and detention
- Description of event
Carrying the banner ; the protesters walked all the way to the mining site ; with a signed petition calling on the authorities to put an immediate stop to the gold mining operation. Soon vehicle loads of police personnel reached the mining site and blocked the protesters from moving forward. The protesters then took out copies of the Chinese Constitution ; waved them in front of the police and stated that mining violates the provisions of the constitution that call for environmental protection. Despite intimidation tactics from the police ; local Tibetans spent the whole day at the mining site protesting. On 3 June 2016 ; when local Tibetans met at Demothang as planned ; Chinese authorities deployed a large number of armed police and military personnel who engaged in beating and manhandling the protesters. Six protesters were severely injured in the beating and detained. Of the eight protesters who had been beaten and detained ; TCHRD has identified five: Tsewang Kyap from Agon village ; Ten Gye from Khi Mar village ; Nam Kyab from Vana village ; and Dhondrup and Tamding Kyab from Nyima Lung village.