Tibetan Monks Protest Against China
Increasing tensions between China and Tibet have led to 6 Tibetans, some teenagers, setting themselves on fire in protest of Chinese repression. On October 1st, on Chinese National Day, 200 Tibetans staged a demonstration after Chinese police tore down symbols of Tibetan nationalism. The Kirti Monastery has been described as a virtual prison as Tibetans face months-long sentences for displays of their culture and faith. Tibetans have called for widespread protests and fasting on October 19th.