But monasteries involved in protests are forced to take part in 'patriotic re-education' sessions.
Her self-immolation outside police offices in Gansu is the second such protest to occur in Tibetan areas of China this month.
They are taken into custody as authorities enforce curbs on sharing politically sensitive information.
Festival participants had paraded photos of exiled Tibetan spiritual and political leaders.
Authorities had harassed Tibetans suspected of planning birthday celebrations for the exiled Dalai Lama.
His burning brings the number of the fiery protests challenging China's rule in Tibetan areas to 140.
He had blocked police efforts to claim the remains of a monk who burned himself in a protest last year.
He had served a seven-year term for his role in 2008 protests challenging Chinese rule in Tibetan areas.
They are left severely injured, with the older man transferred to a hospital in Lhasa.
The 'illegal' dwellings had ruined the view of a lake, authorities said.
The village had been rebuilt after being demolished once before by authorities last year.
They had called for freedom for Tibet and the return of exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.
They had rejected offers of money in exchange for their approval of the work.