Two Tibetans self-immolate in protest against Chinese occupation

From People of Shambhala.
Free Tibet, the British-based Tibetan rights organization, has reported that two Tibetan nationals self immolated in Ngaba Town. An eye witness to one of the acts of self-immolation said that a layperson set him or herself on fire near Kirti Monastery in Ngaba Town at around 2.50pm (local time). A second person reportedly died at the scene.

In a press release Free Tibet Director Stephanie Brigden said:

“These latest self-immolations confirm that what we are currently witnessing in Tibet is a sustained and profound rejection of the Chinese occupation. It is a damning indictment of the international community that 14 people, in different parts of Tibet, have now chosen to set themselves on fire and the international community has failed to… read more.

3 Replies to “Two Tibetans self-immolate in protest against Chinese occupation”

  1. Good, maybe they can get all the little ‘monkeys that run around in orange and red robes to do the same’ and if they keep on going then hopefully the ones that are left will move along into the 21st century, out of the dirt and squaller and misogynistic theocratic lunacy of the tibetan culture, the one the hollywood stars think is sooooo cool, all the budhists and hippies who love love love the esoteric sound of the big horns and the primitive aspect of tibetians….Yes, their leader after 59, left and got several phds, wrote many books, travelled around drumming up support for his cause because????, pissed off that he lost his THRONE, and yes, easy fodder for all the searching souls, those who believe in peace, and just a good little monkey like the dear lama……
    Tibet can be paralled to the reserves in Canada, and the squaller is worse, but more importantly, and the hikers and former tourists to this area will be horrified, by this description, because they were all so drunk on esoteric bullshite, they couldn’t see what a mess that place really was…..

  2. I have to say I agree with morticiaa’s line of thinking. They are protesting a superior and secular culture coming in (right or wrong) and removing a brutal theocratic dictatorship which had kept Tibet an underachieving backwater for centuries.

    Given that the Dalai Lama was a member of the PRC but left when he found out he wasn’t going to be their puppet god-king I wonder what this is all about? Preserving Tibetan culture (actually the PRC’s government recognises that and allows Tibetans to have more children than the majority Han Chinese).

    As much as I detest Communism I think the PRC did Tibet a favour – even if they allow independence it will not be under the terms of a chosen god-king but a secular system of government.

  3. They are protesting a brutal military conquest of their nation, a conquest that the Chinese are probably thinking of repeating.

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