TIBETANS AND MINERS CLASH OVER WATER RESOURCES
Central Tibet, June 20th, 2009:
On Saturday, June 20th, a clash reportedly broke out between Tibetans and Chinese miners in Gyama township, Medrogunkar County, near Lhasa. The clash occurred after local officials refused to consider the Tibetans' appeal to stop the construction of a large-scale water-diversion facility. The facility would redirect a nearby river, on which local communities rely for crop irrigation and drinking water, to a Chinese government-sponsored mine site.
For photos from Gyama, go to this posting by Woeser: