World In the name of Freedom Tibetan protester sets himself on fire in demonstration

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    • Protester ran 50m before collapsing in flames outside Indian Parliament
    • Over 30 have performed self-immolation this year in protest at China's rule over Tibet

    A Tibetan protester has been treated for severe burns after setting himself on fire in a demonstration before the Chinese president's visit to India.
    The male protester sprinted for 50m through New Delhi today engulfed in flames as hundreds demonstrated against China's rule over Tibet.
    Jamphel Yeshi carried out the self-immolation as he ran near the speakers at a rally near the Indian Parliament in the country's capital.
    The Tibetan sustained burns on 98 per cent of his body and his condition in hospital was described as critical today.

    More than 600 protesters, carrying banners and posters, marched across New Delhi to a central plaza near the Indian Parliament to hold a protest meeting.
    Some carried posters saying 'Tibet is burning' and 'Tibet is not part of China'.

    Read more and see video here.

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