Fires of Tibet protest continue

Saturday, 13 October 2012
Chinese military forces at the place where Tamdrin Dorjee set himself on fire

A 52-year-old Tibetan is the latest to set himself on fire.

Tamdrin Dorjee today became the latest Tibetan to set himself alight in a cry for freedom.

The incident took place near Tso Monastery in Tso City at around 1pm local time today. He died at the scene.

The body was removed to his home village. Security forces have moved into the area and intense restrictions are in place.

Relative of lama

Tamdrin Dorjee is the grandfather of the 7th Gungthang Rinpoche; believed by Tibetan Buddhists to be the reincarnation of an important and popular religious figure from the Labrang Monastery.

The 6th Gungthang Rinpoche was a highly influential lama.

Protest location

This latest protest took place at the same location where Dolkar Kyi, a mother of two, set herself on fire in August of this year.

More than 50 Tibetans have now set themselves on fire in protest against the Chinese occupation of their country. Read the full list.

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