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Flames Of Protest: The History Of Self-Immolation

NPR | Feb. 20, 2013 11:19 a.m.

More than 100 Tibetans have set themselves on fire since 2009 to protest Chinese rule, according to Tibetan advocacy groups. Self-immolations in Tunisia and Vietnam also gained international attention, but the motives and effectiveness of the practice are widely debated.

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