When the Party asks Tibetans to think of all the reasons why they’re grateful for Chinese rule, this kind of thing must top their lists:
Chinese police have severely beaten and detained two teenage Tibetan girls after they staged a peaceful protest against Chinese rule in a Tibetan-majority region in southwestern Sichuan province, a source close to the family of one the girls said.
The girls—identified as Tashi Pelmo, 16, and Pema Yangdzom, 19—were later released to their families, but have been forbidden from seeking medical treatment for their injuries, which have been described as severe, the source said.
“On July 12, just after 4:00 p.m., the two girls arrived at the marketplace of Kardze town and carried out a peaceful protest, shouting slogans calling for independence for Tibet and for the long life and return to Tibet of [exiled spiritual leader] the Dalai Lama,” Lobsang Dondrub, a Tibetan monk living in India, said.
Kardze, the main town of the Kardze (in Chinese, Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan, has been the scene of repeated Tibetan protests—both by individuals and by small groups—in recent weeks.
Great job People’s Armed Police, you sure showed those teenage girls who’s boss. I’m sure this will help cultivate a properly appreciative attitude on their part.