Chinese Ambassador to India on what is happening in Tibet
“There was no such thing as crackdown. It is the duty of the government to protect its citizens. These measures are totally in line with the law and truly supported by the people at the grass roots,” he read from a prepared statement at a press meet.
Another Lhasa resident, who also refused to be identified, said the Drepung monastery was encircled by “three layers” of army personnel while the Sera monastery had been surrounded by more than 2,000 police.
The resident said more than 10 trucks filled with soldiers, nearly a dozen police cars and also ambulances were seen heading to the area.