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Tibetan Protester Sets Himself on Fire in Nepal

13 February 2013

A Tibetan protester in monk’s robes doused himself with gasoline, set himself ablaze and chanted anti-China slogans as he ran down a street in Nepal’s capital on Wednesday, the latest in a string of self-immolations protesting China’s rule over Tibet. The dramatic protest marked the 101st time since 2009 that a Tibetan monk, nun or layperson has set themselves on fire, according to the Tibetan exile government, based in India. Tibetan exiles say 99 of the protesters set themselves alight in ethnic Tibetan areas inside China. Another man died after setting himself on fire last March in New Delhi.—AP