On Thursday, November 22, 2012, Lubhum Gyal, age 18, died after setting himself ablaze in the main street of Dowa township in Rebkong. Tibetans gathered at the scene of Lubhum Gyal’s self-immolation. Then, disregarding official warnings, they took his body for cremation near Dowa monastery where monks conducted prayer rituals.
Lubhum Gyal’s self-immolation is the 17th such protest by Tibetans in Tibet in November. A spate of self-immolations in different parts of Tibet and its prefectures have been reported since the start of the Chinese Communist Party’s 18th Congress held in Beijing from November 8.
Lubhum Gyal | 鲁布嘉 was the 85th(82thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.