The situation in Tibet as usual appears to be going from bad to worse. Phayul.com reported on Oct. 7, 2013, "Several injured as Chinese police fire gunshots amidst Tibetans." Several Tibetans were severely injured after Chinese armed forces opened fire on them and used tear gas to disperse them as they gathered at a local government office yesterday to appeal for the release of Tibetan man in Driru, eastern Tibet.
The source for this story was Ngawang Tharpa, a Tibetan who is living in exile with close contacts in the region. It is said about three hundred Chinese armed police fired gun shots at Tibetans who were gathered at the local office appealing for the release of Dorjee Dragtsel, who was under arrest.
A Tibetan who is named Tagyal and several others have been said to have sustained severe injuries. It has been hard to get any further information about this incident. The phone lines in the region have been cut off by the Chinese authorities. Tibetans are clearly praying this violence does not escalate any further.