The situation has recently deteriorated so severely in Tibet it almost appears as if there is an all out war going on between the Tibetans and Chinese authorities. The Central Tibetan Administration reported on Oct. 13, 2013, "4 Tibetans shot dead, 50 injured."
According to Washington-based Radio Free Asia (RFA) four Tibetans were killed and 50 wounded after Chinese security forces fired on a crowd of protesters at Driru in the Tibet Autonomous Region on Tuesday. According to reports Driru villagers were demanding the release of a local leader, who had led an anti-government demonstration recently to protest orders which were issued last month to fly the Chinese flag from homes and offices.
RFA quoted a Tibetan source who is in exile as saying, “On Tuesday morning, three Tibetans from Sengthang village and one Tibetan from Tinring village were killed when the Chinese opened fire on protesters." He says that about 50 Tibetans from Yangthang village were also injured. Driru is flooded with Chinese paramilitary police, and Tibetans are not allowed to travel in the region at this time.