Tibetans in eastern Tibet enter third day of anti-mining protest

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, June 3: Tibetans in Amchok in the traditional Tibetan province of Amdo in eastern Tibet entered third day of their anti-mining protest today.

The peaceful protest started on May 31 as Chinese government owned companies rapidly expanded mining in Amchok’s scared mountain areas.

Appealing the Chinese authorities to stop the mining on the holy mountain in Amchok, the local Tibetans have now entered the third day of their peaceful anti-mining protest.

A video footage of the protest smuggled out of Tibet shows Tibetans protesting Chinese mining project on May 31.

Three Tibetans, Tsering Dongdup, Kunchok Tsering and Tsultrim Gyatso had self-immolated at the site where Tibetans are currently staging the protest.

Tsultrim Gyatso had mentioned about the suffering caused by the mining in the scared mountain area to the Tibetans in the vicinity in his written statement as well.