A young Tibetan mother, Chugtso, burned herself to death on Tuesday in Dzamthang, drawing thousands of villagers and monks to her home and a monastery near which she self-immolated.

Radio Free Asia reported that “Her self-immolation was in protest against China’s repressive policies in Tibet.”

Chugtso’s protest brought “thousands” of area residents out in support with local Tibetans and monks gathering at the monastery and her home to show solidarity.

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Thousands Gather After Young Tibetan Mother Self-Immolates – Radio Free Asia