Tibetan activism has been present in Canada where a protest by Tibetans has recently taken place. Yeshe Choesang has reported for The Tibet Post International on Feb. 8, 2013, Tibetans stage protest at Chinese Consulate in Toronto. This week Tibetans in Toronto protested at the Chinese Consulate against the death sentence of Geshe Lobsang Konchok from Ngaba.
The protesting Tibetans have also demanded that China release the 7 other Tibetans, including Konchok's nephew, who were also arrested and sentenced to various prison terms ranging from two to ten years. According to Chinese state media his nephew, Lobsang Tsering, along with Pema Dhondup, Kalsang Gyatso, Lhamo Dhondup, Pema Tso, Dugkar Gyal and Yangmo Kyi were all arrested in association with self-immolations
and they were arbitrarily sentenced to various prison terms.
Urgyen Badheytsang, National Director of Students for a Free Tibet Canada, has said, "China wants to stop self-immolations by killing more Tibetans, giving them death sentences. That's the way a regime acts when it wants to annihilate an entire people. They are just trying to find people to arrest, and they fail to understand or make any efforts to respectfully approach the issue." Badheytsang has also said, "China must release all the arrested Tibetans and heed the demands of the Tibetan people if it truly wants a solution for Tibet."