Local media have reported that a Tibetan man has died following a self immolation protest in Nagchu.
Gudrup (pictured), 43, from Driru County in Nagchu Prefecture, set himself alight while speaking about the lack of freedom in Tibet under China's rule, and called for the Dalai Lama to return from exile.
“There is no freedom, we want freedom and let Dalai Lama return to Tibet,” Gudrup was allegedly heard shouting during the protest.
He also allegedly left a note in his QQ account before the fiery protest calling for “unity among all Tibetans and not to give up in the face of Tibet’s struggle for freedom.”
This latest self-immolation takes the total to 53 deaths since the self-sacrifice protests began in Tibet in 2009.