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OM mane Padme Hum
Vigil for Tsewang Norbu OM mane Padme Hum
According to information received by sources in Dharamsala, and by Free Tibet, on 15 August Tsewang Norbu, a 29 year Tibetan monk from Tawu monastery, Kardze in Kham (Ch: Sichuan Province), self immolated and died in Tawu town to protest China's occupation and lack of freedom in Tibet. Free Tibet reported that he was heard calling out "We Tibetan people want freedom:, Long Live the Dalai Lama" and "Let the Dalai Lama Return to
Tibet." Voice of Tibet reported that there were significant restrictions placed on the monastery by the authorities and security personnel recently, to prevent celebrations of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's birthday. Electricity supplies were cut to restrict communication, and water supplies to the monastery were cut as well for some time.
Tsewang's body has been taken to the monastery for monks to perform appropriate rites. The situation is tense as Chinese security personnel have quickly surrounded the monastery and are demanding the body be handed over, against the will of the monks and local people. -- ITN
PLEASE ORGANIZE WITH FRIENDS, TIBETAN GROUPS AND SUPPORTERS, A CANDLE VIGIL IN MEMORY OF TSEWANG NORBU IN YOUR AREA, WEAR FREE TIBET SHIRTS AND FLY THE TIBET FLAG. A good place to have a vigil: in front of the Chinese Embassy....fly the Tibet flag high!
OM mane Padme Hum..
A Tibetan exile holds a portrait of Tsewang Norbu, 29, a Buddhist monk who reportedly died Monday after setting himself on fire in China's Sichuan province's Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, during a candle light vigil in Dharmsala, India, Monday, August 15, 2011. (Photo: Ashwini Bhatia / AP)