March 26th, 2012
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Anti- China protest: Tibetian youth sets himself on fire

anti china protest: self-immolationNew Delhi: Jampa Yeshi a 27 year old Tibetan exile set himself on fire at a demonstration in New Delhi protesting Beijing’s rule over Tibet. The protester was engulfed in flames as he ran near the speakers at the rally near the Parliament. Fellow activists beat out the flames with Tibetan flags they were carrying, while others poured water on him. Jampa Yeshi, was being treated for third degree burns at a New Delhi hospital.

More than 600 protesters, carrying banners and posters marched across New Delhi to the central plaza near Parliament to protest the visit by China’s president, Hu Jintao. Some carried posters saying “Tibet is burning” and “Tibet is not part of China.” As speakers addressed the crowd, Yeshi set himself ablaze and ran across the venue. He ran nearly 50 yards (50 meters) before he collapsed.

As speakers addressed the crowd, Yeshi set himself ablaze and ran across the venue. He ran nearly 50 yards (50 meters) before he collapsed.Protesters initially prevented police from taking the man to the hospital, but policemen eventually forcibly took him away.”This is what China faces unless they give freedom to Tibet,” said Tenzin Dorjee, a young onlooker. Yeshi sustained burns on 85 percent of his body and his condition was critical, a senior police officer said

 



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