Lobsang Kelsang

Lobsang Kelsang

kelsang-kunchokLobsang Kelsang set himself on fire in a double protest with Lobsang Kunchok on 26 September 2011.  Both monks were believed to be approximately 18-years old.  As they carried out their protest they shouted “Long live His Holiness the Dalai Lama”. After extinguishing the flames, police took the two young monks into custody.

video was posted on YouTube showing Lobsang Kunchok in the street after he self-immolated. (Warning: This video contains graphic content)


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Two more Tibetan monks from Kirti monastery set themselves on fire calling for religious freedom (26 September 2011)