For residents in Lhasa, the events of March the 14th were a nightmare. Innocent civilians were attacked and private properties were damaged. The unrest severely disrupted social order and the daily lives of the locals. In the following documentary, we look at how Lhasa residents suffered in the riots.
Lhasa is the capital of Southwestern China's Tibet Autonomous Region. On March 14th, rioters instigated by hostile and separatist troublemakers from both home and abroad went on a rampage. Their trail of violence disrupted the normal everyday lives of the local people. Witnesses say the gangs of rioters beat up civilians, smashed property and looted businesses, and burned down homes and shops. The resulting chaos jeopardized the lives, property and livelihoods of local people.
In the Deqing village, on the outskirts of Lhasa
This is the Deqing village, on the outskirts of Lhasa.
The store was burned out and totally destroyed.
This two-story building used to be a store for selling and repairing motorcycles. But it is now burned out and totally destroyed.
Upon learning that the store was on fire, the landlord, Qiong Da, rushed to the scene. He was the first witness.
Qungtag, Deqing resident, Lhasa
Qungtag, Deqing resident, Lhasa, said, "I walked around the shop, upstairs and downstairs. I suddenly stepped on something. When I looked at it more closely, I saw that it was a human skull I realized that somebody had burned to death. "[ 【1】 ] [ 【2】 ] [ 【3】 ]