Lobsang Kunchok

Lobsang Kunchok

kelsang-kunchokLobsang Kunchok set himself on fire in a double protest with Lobsang Kelsang 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.

A 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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