Two more self-immolation protests in northeast Tibet on Thursday

The People's Liberation Army in Ngaba

At around 1 PM (CST) on Thursday, two young Tibetan men self-immolated in Zamthang county, Ngaba prefecture in northeastern Tibet. Choephag Kyab and Sonam, both around 20 years old, set themselves afire in protest of Chinese rule in their homeland. The two reportedly died from their injuries, and their bodies were taken away by locals. More than 35 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2009, and the majority of these cases resulted in death.

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