He becomes the 123rd Tibetan to self-immolate in China.
Told by local officials not to assemble, they had submitted a petition in writing.
Tibetan villagers push back against forced displays of loyalty to the Chinese state.
The move follows Tibetan appeals to halt environmental damage from Chinese mining operations.
His brothers were killed by Chinese police during a raid on his family home.
They had asked for compensation for farmland taken by authorities almost 30 years ago.
Village leaders are told to hand over lists of all vehicles and drivers in their areas.
The move follows protests by Tibetans against Chinese mining operations in their area.
One group waits for approval to move to a safer area.
The three Tibetans snatch fire extinguishers from policemen.
He was held for spreading information about a bloody crackdown by Chinese authorities.
Authorities promise 'higher-ups' will resolve the problem as security forces move in.
Chinese authorities order 'strengthened interrogation and examination' to block the spread of protests.
Resistance to forced display of loyalty follows weeks of protests in nearby Tibet Autonomous Region.
Chinese authorities detain three Tibetans over links to unrest in Driru.
The first fatalities are reported in a month long Chinese crackdown on a restive county in Tibet.
Beijing slams the move, calling it an 'attack' on China's government.
He had briefly been detained before for taking part in 2008 protests challenging Chinese rule.
China's refusal to be held accountable calls attention to rights violations, experts say.
Choje Akong Rinpoche is killed with two others in Chengdu.
He had staged a solitary protest calling for independence and the Dalai Lama's return.
Tibetans had protested the detention of a villager who challenged forced displays of loyalty to China.
They had been selected based on test scores to study in the U.S. and Japan.
Villagers reject campaign to force displays of loyalty to China.
He was imprisoned on 'separatism' charges.
The dead protester's family is denied the consolation of a traditional funeral ceremony.
It is the first Tibetan burning protest in China in more than two months.
He had been held for more than a year before his family was sure he was in custody.
His family runs out of money to pay for his care in a Chengdu hospital.
Thousands hear message encouraging communal harmony and traditional values.