Exiled Tibetans hold memorial for self-immolators protesting Chinese military rule

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7 Responses to “Exiled Tibetans hold memorial for self-immolators protesting Chinese military rule”

  1. axleworthington says:

    We Americans just want cheap chinese made stuff- please don’t make us think about the suffering of others.

  2. pete_thedevguy says:

    I’m confused– does China arrested people who attempted to immolate?  Do they stop the immolations half-way?  Are immolations illegal?  Why are people detained in connection to immolations?

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Are immolations illegal? Why are people detained in connection to immolations?

      It’s an excuse to arrest as many (presumably politicized since they’re present at the event) monks and nuns as they can. They may charge them with anything from murder to accessory-type crimes.

  3. Daniel says:

    China’s anti-Tibet propaganda is a great example of how authoritarian regimes can use public relations tactics and disinformation to turn people with common interests against each other with seething hatred.

    Compare to Fox News and MSNBC.

  4. I want to know what the Tibeten people think, not some monks that use to rule the place and the people.

  5. Lobster says:

    I’m all for solidarity but lying down beneath a picture of flames seems to more trivialize self-immolation than glorify it.  I can wear a T-shirt with a picture of a really skinny torso on it but that doesn’t mean I’m on a hunger strike.

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