A large Tibetan national flag was hung up in front of the main Chinese security office in Serthar County, Kardze, eastern Tibet.
The display of the ‘banned in Tibet’ national flag of Tibet was reported on Thursday.
Serthar Tsultrim, a former member of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile told reporters that along with the large Tibetan national flag, a free Tibet leaflets were also found on the roads leading to the Chinese security office.
“Free Tibet posters calling for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and freedom in Tibet were also pasted on the walls of other Chinese administrative offices in the region” Tsultrim said.
“As of now, it is not clear if anyone has been arrested or not,” said Tsultrim, while confirming that armed Chinese troops were deployed in the region by Thursday afternoon.
Based on information received from contacts inside Tibet, the former MP said that the free Tibet leaflets were bilingual and written in Tibetan and Mandarin.
This is not the first instance of public display of Tibetan national flag in the region.
Earlier in the month, around 200 Tibetans carried out an impromptu protest in front of the main entrance of Serthar County after a photo of the Dalai Lama and a huge Tibetan flag were removed from a four-storey building and “thrown in the street.