Experiments with Truth: Analysis

Tibet’s agony, China’s obstinacy

A heart-wrenching saga continues to unfold in Tibet.

“Two Tibetan teenagers died after they set fire to themselves in protest at Chinese rule, reports and Western rights groups said, in a rare instance of a double self-immolation in the restive region,” Agence France Presse reported Thursday.

Though two people jointly engaging in this action may be rare, the form of protest itself isn’t in Tibet. More than 100 Tibetans have engaged in this amazingly brave rebellion in the past few years.

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