Two Men Self-Immolate in Tibet

Some actions speak, while others scream. Two Tibetan men set themselves on fire in the Tibetan regional capital of Lhasa on Sunday to protest what Tibetans say are Chinese attacks on their culture and way of life. “It’s further indication that the causes of the self-immolations across Tibet are still there,” Kate Saunders, a spokeswoman for the International Campaign for Tibet, told Bloomberg News. According to the Associated Press, there have been 34 self-immolations committed by Tibetans since March of last year. Large crowds were reportedly gathered around the Jokhang temple in Lhasa, where the immolations on Sunday took place, for a religious holiday celebrating the Buddha’s birth.