In an effort to understand the cause of the recent surge of self-immolations by Tibetans, CBS News interviews a young Tibetan man living in Tongren (Rebkong), the site of recent protests, and Tibet scholar Robert Barnett: Robert...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 8, 2012
On Wednesday, five Tibetans self-immolated in protest against Chinese policies in Tibet. The next day, a former monk set himself alight in Tongren, Qinghai. Following this incident, thousands of people gathered in protest in...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 17, 2012
Following large-scale protests in Tongren, Qinghai in response to the self-immolation of a Tibetan monk last week, the funeral of a farmer who self-immolated Saturday turned into a gathering of thousands of Tibetans, AP reports:...
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