Another Tibetan Sets Fire to Self Over China Rule

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BEIJING — A 19-year-old former monk in a Tibetan town in western China set himself on fire on Saturday in a desperate plea for Tibetan independence, according to reports on Sunday by Tibet advocacy groups. The flames were put out by police officers stationed on the street, and he was taken to a police station, the reports said. Related Study Points to Heavy-Handed Repression of Tibetan Area in China (October 13, 2011) 2 Tibetan Teenagers Set Themselves on Fire in Southwest China (October 8, 2011) Times Topic: Tibet Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. The former monk, Norbu Damdrul, was the eighth monk or former monk to set…

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