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RFA’s Karma Dorjee says Chinese authorities have warned Tibetans not to mark the politically sensitive event.
The celebration was part of observances marking Losar, Tibet’s Lunar New Year holiday.
Over 140 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in recent years to protest the repressive rule of the Chinese government. The Dalai Lama has stated that he does not encourage his people to continue to protest in such drastic ways. At the same time, Beijing has responded with added security measures and arrests. However, the self-immolations continue with no end in sight.