Monday, September 26, 2011

Two Tibetan Monks Set Themselves on Fire in Protest

Lobsang Kalsang and Lobsang Konchok of Kirti Monastery are the 3rd and 4th monks to have self-immolated in the last six months, an act that Tibet had never seen before 2009.  The two young monks, both aged 18, called for religious freedom and said "free Tibet" before they set themselves on fire. 

Please join Students for a Free Tibet in a protest today at the United Nations, Dag-Hammerskoljd Plaza, E 47th St. between 1st and 2nd. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/27/world/asia/two-tibetan-monks-set-themselves-on-fire-in-protest.html

www.nytimes.com
Two young Tibetan monks set themselves on fire Monday at an embattled monastery in western China to protest Chinese policies in the area, according to a Tibet advocacy group.

See also:
China Bans Reincarnation Without Government Permission
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