Tibetan monk burns himself to death in protest against Chinese rule

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    Self-immolation triggers demonstrations in Sichuan province against government controls

    A Tibetan Buddhist monk has burned himself to death in western China, triggering a street protest against government controls, according to a group campaigning for Tibetan self-rule.

    Phuntsog, 21, was a monk in Aba, a mainly ethnic Tibetan part of Sichuan province that erupted in defiance against Chinese control three years ago. The monk "immolated himself in protest against the crackdown", said Kate Saunders of the International Campaign for Tibet, a London-based organisation.

    The self-immolation and subsequent demonstrations mirror the protests that gripped Tibetan areas of China in March 2008 when Buddhist monks and other Tibetans loyal to the exiled Dalai Lama confronted police and troops.

    "[Phuntsog] shouted some slogans about freedom when he did it," said Zorgyi, a researcher for the organisation, who like many exiled Tibetans lives in northern India. "We've also received widespread information about a protest with nearly 1,000 monks and lay people that came after." Police moved in to suppress the protest and arrested several monks, Zorgyi said.

    Repeated calls to police and government offices in Aba were not answered. One person who answered the phone said: "Nothing is wrong."

    The 2008 protests in Lhasa, Tibet's main city, were suppressed by police and turned violent. Rioters torched shops and attacked residents. At least 19 people died – most of them Han Chinese, who are seen by many Tibetans as intruders threatening their culture. Pro-Tibet groups abroad say more than 200 people were killed in the subsequent crackdown

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    This selflessness reminds me of the Pakistanis in Kashmir
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    poor souls,i hope for their better future.
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    May his soul rest in peace. :frown:
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    Fake news.......let the chineese govt. Confirm it first
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    No,im waiting for cnn/bbc :rofl::rofl::rofl:
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    I am waiting for cctv
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    I am also waiting for Hindustan.com to confirm it :rofl::rofl::rofl:
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    How inspirational! Let's hope this brave act will be imitated by his fellow monks. :flame:

    In fact, the CCP should give them a nice spot and provide them with free oil and matches.
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    something really bad with u happened today...........
    ur post seems to be diverting so much attentions;)
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    why are you posting 3 year old fake news?
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    If you had bothered reading and not just scrutinizing the 2008, you'd find that immolation is present
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    he still hasn't answered my quest in another thread :victory:

    on topic- R.I.P
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    another religious frantic kills himself. can't say i feel sad.
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    he wants to keep the China bashing alive
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    For those itching to scream out "human rights abuse!", don't, because it was the monk's choice to set himself on fire. No one forced him into it.