Two Tibetan teens dead after self-immolation protest on Monday

News organizations are reporting this morning that two Tibetan teens self-immolated in protest of Chinese policies yesterday, outside the gates of Kirti Monastery in Ngaba, Tibet. The pair, 18-year-old Lobsang Kalsang and 17-year-old Damchoek, died Monday evening from their injuries. Before the two set themselves afire, they shouted slogans of protest (as others before them have done). It has been confirmed that Damchoek was the brother of Tenzin Choedon, a nun who self-immolated in February.

Free Tibet says the two latest immolations are the 50th and 51st to happen since 2009. For all past and current Buddhadharma News coverage of the self-immolation protests happening in Tibet, please see here.