DHARAMSHALA: Wangyal, a Tibetan man in his 20s, have set himself on fire in protest against the Chinese government in Serthar, north-eastern Tibet around 12 noon (local time) today (26 November).
Wangyal set himself on fire in front of the golden-horse statue at the local ground in Serthar. Chinese authorities immediately arrived at the immolation site and took away Wangyal’s body, eyewitnesses said.
His current whereabouts and status is unavailable.
Hundreds of local Tibetans later gathered at the site to show their solidarity.
Wangyal is an ex-monk from Taktse township in Serthar. He is the 82nd Tibetan to self-immolate against the policies of the Chinese government. The self-immolators have called for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and freedom for Tibetans.