53rd Tibetan self-immolates in protest of Chinese rule
Radio Free Asia is reporting that a Tibetan man, Gudrub, 41, self-immolated in protest of Chinese rule and died at Driru county in the Nagchu prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region. He is the 53rd Tibetan known to have self-immolated as protest within Tibet since February 2009, and the third to do so this week.
We very recently posted about the immolations of 18-year-old Lobsang Kalsang and 17-year-old Damchoek, who were the 50th and 51st Tibetans to set themselves ablaze. A 27-year-old man named Yungdrun was the 52nd. For all past and current Buddhadharma News coverage of the self-immolation protests happening in Tibet, please see here.