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TRAGEDY Tibetan Protester Dies of Burns Manish Swarup / AP Photos

Tibetan Protester Dies of Burns

The Tibetan protester who set himself on fire in India Monday died Wednesday from his burns. Photos of the 27-year-old man licked by sheets of flame showed him running through the street outside India’s Parliament building, where hundreds of protesters were gathered to demonstrate against China’s continued rule of their home country of Tibet. While Chinese officials say conditions in Tibet have been improved by their policies, the lengths demonstrators are willing to go to say otherwise—more than 30 Tibetans immolated themselves in China last year as a form of protest.

March 28, 2012 6:42 AM