Friday, November 30, 2012

Two dozen Tibetans have set themselves on fire this month, in protest of Chinese rule

Two dozen Tibetans have set themselves on fire this month, in protest of Chinese rule: At least 24 ethnic Tibetans have burned themselves alive this month alone, in "a dramatic acceleration of the protests against authoritarian Chinese rule," and "a new phase in the Tibetan protests," according to the AP. Close to 100 have self-immolated since 2009, but what's different, in addition to the sheer numbers, is that most self-immolators now are lay people, not monks or nuns.




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