WBUR News

Flames Of Protest: The History Of Self-Immolation30:19

Play

More than 100 Tibetans have set themselves on fire since 2009 to protest Chinese rule, according to Tibetan advocacy groups. Self-immolations in Tunisia and Vietnam also gained international attention, but the motives and effectiveness of the practice are widely debated.

Share

Support the news

Next Up

Where to now?

More NPR or Explore Audio.