(TibetanReview.net, Oct17, 2011) Amid escalating protests in the face of rising Chinese repression, a Tibetan national flag was seen displayed on a local Chinese police building while leaflets were pasted on both sides of the street in Khakor Township of Serta (Chinese: Seda) county in Kardze prefecture, Sichuan Province, early in the morning of Oct 13, reported RFA.org and other Tibet-related sources Oct 14-15.
The leaflets, written in Tibetan and Chinese, were reported to call for Tibetan freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama; they were seen pasted on the walls of other Chinese government buildings as well.
The incident was reported to have prompted a massive police deployment in the area and a hunt for those who might have carried out the clandestine overnight protest actions.
The report cited Serta Tsultrim Woeser, a native from the county who now lives in India, as saying the authorities had summoned the local Tibetans to meetings on Oct 14 for this purpose.
A similar incident had occurred on China’s National Day of Oct 1, when the authorities’ trashing of a Tibetan national flag on the Serta town street after taking it down from a four-storied building provoked a protest involving more than 200 Tibetans.