- Describe all the important things you see?
- What does this make you think about “Protest?”
- What does it make you wonder about the human spirit shown by this Tibetan exile?
Jampa Yeshi (pictured above), a Tibetan exile, set himself on fire in New Delhi ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to India, the New York Times reports:
The exile, Jampa Yeshi, who is believed to be 26 years old, set himself on fire at Jantar Mantar, the site of frequent protests, at 12:25 p.m., shortly after a Tibetan rally made its way back from Ramlila Maidan, another popular ground for political demonstrations in New Delhi. The protesters were agitating against the India visit of Hu Jintao, the Chinese president, for the BRICS Summit, an economic meeting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, later this week.
Police and Tibetan activists doused Yeshi with water, and he was rushed to the hospital.