Unrest continues in Tibet; popular singer detained by police

Hundreds of Tibetans have taken to the streets to protest police brutality, demonstrating outside a police headquarters in Qinghai Province. The protests began after Chinese police dragged at least two Tibetans from a car, and beat and threatened them. This follows the self-immolations of two Tibetan men on Monday in Ngaba. The immolations sparked a demonstration in which Chinese police beat at least one man to death.

Meanwhile, Radio Free Asia reports that Choksal, a popular Tibetan singer, was detained by Chinese police late last month. His whereabouts are unknown, and a family member said he was arrested because of his politically sensitive lyrics. Choksal was known for writing songs praising His Holiness the Dalai Lama and speaking with pride about Tibetan culture.