Chinese police brutally assaults Tibetan picnic group in Gorum village in Draggo, Sichuan province in Tibet. According to the news report from the Radio Free Asia, Chinese police personals suddenly attacked a group of Tibetan villagers on a picnic on August 25, 2017. The source reported that the police officials brually attacked the Tibetans without any explanation.
“Police in southwestern China’s Sichuan province attacked a group of Tibetan villagers without explanation at the weekend, injuring ten and sending several, including an elderly man, to the hospital, Tibetan sources said.” said the report in Radio Free Asia.
“The Aug. 25 assault was launched against a group of Tibetans from Gorum village in Draggo (in Chinese, Luhuo) county’s Tsogo town who were enjoying a picnic “on their own land”. Suddenly, a group of about 30 police officers arrived and surrounded the Tibetans for no apparent reason,” RFA quoted the source as saying.
When the village head tried to contact their county officials to complain of the harassment, two of police personnel beat him and took him into custody. To the worst, the county official that had accompanied the police directed the police to attack the rest of the villagers.
“In the beating that followed, ten Tibetans were injured, “with one elderly man of about 70 so badly hurt that he had to be rushed to Chengdu city for emergency attention and care,” the source said, adding that others who were injured—including one with a broken rib—were taken to local hospitals.” added the report.
The local Tibetans have demanded explanation from the county authorities, authorities in Sichuan province and the Kardze (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, through an appeal to which they did not receive any response.
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