Carrying posters of people who have self-immolated themselves, protesters march down 42nd street to the United Nations General Assembly Building in recognition of International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2012 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Another Tibetan has set himself on fire on Tuesday, raising the total to 98 in a sign that the fiery protests against Chinese Communist Party rule won’t end any time soon.
The man was identified as 26-year-old Kunchok Kyab, a father of two, from western Gansu Province, sources told Radio Free Asia. It is the third self-immolation already this year.
“I have seen Kunchok Kyab’s body being carried away by the Chinese police,” a Tibetan living close to the Bora monastery, near where he set himself on fire, told the broadcaster.
The family threatened a “sit-in protest in front of the local police station” if the police did not return the body, the Tibetan source said. He was not named likely due to security reasons. Kyab set himself on fire to protest against oppressive Chinese rule, an exile source in India told RFA.
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