Burning Monk Shot by Chinese Police

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Wed, Mar 4th, 2009 07:00 by capnasty NEWS

A Tibetan monk was shot by Chinese police after he had shouted slogans and waved a Tibetan flag, drenched himself in gasoline and then set himself on fire. The incident occurred in the town of Aba, Sichuan province, during a gathering of over a thousand monks. The monks are celebrating the third day of the Tibetan new year despite Chinese officials banning the assembly.

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