Destroyed painting

A Tibetan source, writing in Chinese on a website, said: ‘When Tibetans talk about the harsh suppression of the various monasteries, they are all very indignant, but are very scared as well. Since all the monasteries have been forced to close, many Tibetans have to offer butter lamps in front of the carved statues of Buddha on the rocks of Chakpori Mountain [a hill near the Potala Palace with famous engravings of the Buddha], to pray for monks and lay people who were suppressed by the authorities.’