Two Tibetan men die from self-immolation

Chinese state media are reporting that two more Tibetans have died after self-immolating in protest of China’s occupation of Tibet. Thirty-five-year-old Tsering Dongri (identified by other sources as Tsering Dundrup) set himself on fire near a remote gold mine in Gansu on Tuesday. A man in his 20s, identified as Wangchen Norbu, self-immolated later on Tuesday at the home of his brother, a Buddhist monk, in Qinghai Province late Monday.

At least 78 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2009, 16 of them since November 7, the day before the Chinese Communist Party met to choose new leadership. Click here for all of Buddhadharma News‘ coverage of the protests.