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Monday, 26 March 2012

Tibetan protester sets himself on fire (Graphic Photos)

  
27year old Tibetan protester, Jamphel Yeshi, today set himself on fire and sprinted for 50m through New Delhi, in a demonstration during the Chinese president's visit to India.

Yeshi, who was on fire for about two minutes before he collapsed, sustained burns on 98 per cent of his body. Other protesters doused him in water and took him to the hospital where he's in critical condition.

Yeshi and other Tibetans protesters (who now live in India) were demonstrating against China's rule over Tibet and the Chinese President's arrival in India later this week for a summit meeting.

77 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolute madness

BLOGLORD said...

Ahhhhh! Home trouble??

Anonymous said...

Stupid fool, setting your self on fire will cause the chinese president any pain? Like he cares? What happened to peaceful protests? Some people will never learn! And for the people watching him, you needed to wait for him to collapse before stoping the fire?? Stupid fools #2

Chikaka said...

Self-immolation just because of human beings?

Anonymous said...

I call dis Madness..like seriously

Anonymous said...

good for him

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

MADNESS!

Unknown said...

TERRIBLE! Haven't they realize that "when there is Life there is hope... "
No matter the situation/protest, there are better ways you can show or express your grievances. Why Burn in Hell before getting there?
If you commit suicide its Hell straight You don't own your life (God owns it) so you shouldn't take it.

Danny King said...

Dey shld av left him naw, tot he 1ted 2 die. Mtchhheeewww.. Na so dem tek dey protest?

Anonymous said...

hmmmmmmm LINDAAAAA

Davinche said...

Nonsense! They shud av left him 2die.

Atobatele said...

Set himself on fire because he wanna protest...If he died in d cause and the issue get resolved then wat wud be his gain? He must be high on drug to do that. No one in his right frame of mind wud think setting himself/herself ablaze can resolve any burning issue. Am happy for him bcos he's still alive sha. I pray he survived it

Anonymous said...

That was quite extreme, Tibetians are passionate about their Country. Come to think of it, China should recognise the Sourvreignity of Tibet, considering the Peaceful and non-violent approach of the Tibetian spiritual leader, Dila lama.

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Anonymous said...

Man on fire...

jescci said...

This is called real PROTEST. Dying for a cause u bliv in but bros u for do am near a fire station na.lolz

Anonymous said...

Now that he is burnt and going through awful pain, does this action affect the Chinese or the visit to India?

I don't get this one ooo

Anonymous said...

Bye the way, Linda, enough of this shock therapy, unless you are going to pay for our therapy. You site is now like enquirer etc. mix it up otherwise ama go somewhere else

molevito said...

This is madness.....for ƜЂa†̥,who is in pain him.......

molevito said...

Madness, set himself on fire.
Who is now feeling T̅ђє̲̣̥ pain,stupidity of T̅ђє̲̣̥ highest order.......

Anonymous said...

I am, the no Sender.

@ jesscci you got it head on. As much as I'll never endorse this type of protestation as it results in the loss of life I dear venture to commend Yeshi. It all seems stupid and fruitless but the fact is that he has shown his commitment to the emancipation of his beloved Tibet. His death in the course of achieving this is rather immaterial for it's likely to awaken docile minds riddled by apathy to the course of freedom. NLC and TUC leaders for naija fit try this na, abi? Afterall na protest them dey protest(lol). If dat young man wey dey head TUC read this eh, d man fit curse me eh. But then, we ought all to pause and consider Yeshi's attempt at matyrdom, who knows, it may just be what is needed to bring our rulers(definitely not leaders) to their knees(dreamland, abi?). You never can tell.

Anonymous said...

@Bamidele, convince me on that note..."if u kill urself...na hell straight"
Tell me where u get it...educate me.

Anonymous said...

una sure say e no get madness.

Rockstar! said...

Everybody is shouting 'Madness'..' Foolish man' et al...

This is the problem with Nigerians.They love life so much.Nobody, I repeat,nobody is ready to die for any cause.That's why, after shouting and shouting for one week over an issue like corruption, everybody goes home and start living with it.Cowards. When you get to a stage where you believe in a cause, you will be amazed at how much that singular act will change the course of history.Yes, you may not be alive to witness it, but you are the door from which the light comes in.
Self immolation right from the days of old,has changed the course of a nation's history.
In Naija,everybody is shouting revolution,revolution..who get the liver to start am?Let one dude walk to National Assembly and shoot a senator..same people shouting revolution will turn around to blame him for going there....
Nigerians....Cowards and lilly livered crooks.

Anonymous said...

This is pure madnesss!!!KMT

humminson said...

let him burn pls him burn. did i hear 98 per cent burnt? come on linda give something watery.

Anonymous said...

Someone with common sense who was determined to do nonsense would've worn a fireproof vest. Stupidity of the highest order

Anonymous said...

People risk their lives to fight for freedom and rights.

Not saying, every Nigerian should set themselves on fire, but we are bunch of cowards who are only good for opening our big mouths. If we can do half of what people in other countries do to fight against their corrupt government, Nigeria will be a better country.

Anonymous said...

Funny huh?

austin said...

well, who knows what he wntd to achieve. after all the whole wahala in d middle east dat lead to all the over throwings started lyk this. he was definatly possessed. kai! kan onli imagine d pain hi wld b in now. phychoism!

Anonymous said...

ONOME says...............................
#sigh# it was self immolation that started the Arab spring.Lets hope at least this self injurious act achieves its set objectives.Sad young man;really unfortunate.
98% burns?Even in the best of centres mortality is still almost 100%.
#sigh#

Unknown said...

drugs turn people gaga

Anonymous said...

U GuYz saYn he's mad, he's ds, he's dt, sld av a rethink, dt U GuYz luv and cherish Ur life so much dt U cant die 4 Justice to Prevail doesnt mean dt sm1 wldnt do wot he believez in.... NiGerianz wld alwaYz be self centred.

Anonymous said...

somepple re senseless, maybe he wants 2 experience Hell on Earth.... yeahyeah pple.......

Ken_Whizzy said...

... MCHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEW!

Anonymous said...

wht a hero. Dying 4 a cause.

Temitope said...

No be today. I don't know what's their problem. That ris da only thing I know about Tibetanz.....serring themselves on fire! It's like an hobby to them.

Anonymous said...

Hian that means by now all Nigerians should have set themselves on fire nah

Anonymous said...

this is what yoruba's Afishe, or Eeedi.

Anonymous said...

omo naija no get crase ohh...this nah original demo of crase.

Anonymous said...

NICE!!!

finemocha said...

it probably would be more effective if he set someone else on fire. anyway his problems have just started

finemocha said...

if only nigerians had this much dedication and patriotism. una should see wetin other people dey do for their country ;)

Anonymous said...

I am Nneka
All these people are too passionate and impulsive!I trust naija person,he woild protect himself in layers.after 2 layers burn off,another fellow(planned) will douse him in water then they make a movie about it in alaba QED

RealDealMeal said...

LOL Ogbeni! Look at yourself now! How sad!
MOST IMPORTANT THING: You don burn all your John Thomas finish! You don roast the whole thing! Fried! You don fry your generation! LOL

Anonymous said...

I know this blog is to the Nigerian audience and that is why we could see comments saying the Tibetan is mad, stupid, e.t.c. A Tunisian did the same thing, it caused the Arab spring and as a result many Arab countries had since gained their freedom from half-a-century reigned brutal dictators. I am a christian (a religion of faith on earth and hope for a peaceful life after earth), and I seriously understand the eternal effect of suicide as a result of what I'm made to learn from my religion. However, to the Tibetans,perhaps their religion is indifferent, thereby putting their earthly suffering as priority to an unknown or rather uncertain life after earth. You need to be in their shoes to know. May God have mercy on them.

buzz said...

CHOI!!! E bi like say d guy just watch Ghost Rider 2....lol Dullard..y die 4 a cause u wudnt live to realise

Cynthia said...

Am a bit confused.....If he is this good, why didn't he do it for Guiness World Record? Yes he wanted to get the attention of the Government. Am sure he got it but he went too extreme. He may even be arrested over attempted suicide. These people sef!

ETHAN said...

Maddness.Dem for leave make him die nw.see him face hissssssss.

Alaran Wonder said...

Stupidly courageous.

Anonymous said...

Useless thing.Why did thy put out d fire?They shld have allowed d useless idiot to burn away.

Anonymous said...

No one noticed ur presence on this blog,no one will notice bcoz one nit-wit left d house.Tata,farewell.Dnt let d door hit u on ur way out.

Anonymous said...

WE NEED THIS TYPE OF PROTEST AGAINST BAD GOVERNANCE AT ALL LEVELS IN NIGERIA!!!

Sam Oracle said...

Stupidity in Humanity. I don't think there are words to describe this. That guy has no reason to exist

Crystal said...

na wah ooo

Anonymous said...

YOU PEOPLE SEE IT AS MADNESS AND IT SEEMS SO THOUGH, BUT THIS IS REAL PROTEST. THE GUY DIED FOR A CAUSE AND LETS WAIT AND SEE THE AFTERMATH IN WEEKS TO COME. YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN SO SOON ABOUT WHAT LED TO THE PROTESTS IN TUNISIA AND EGYPT THAT ENDED THE REGIMES IN POWER IN THOSE COUNTRIES. NIGERIANS ARE TOO COMFORTABLE. WE THINK SUFFERING AND SMILING IS THE BEST WAY OF LIFE. THAT IS WHY OUR LEADERS WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE US FOR A RIDE. IF YOU KNOW THE LEVEL OF DAMAGE OUR POLITICIANS HAVE DONE TO THIS COUNTRY, YOU WILL AGREE WITH ME THAT VIOLENT PROTEST (TAKING ON POLITICIANS AND THEIR FAMILIES) IS THE ONLY WAY OUT. THE DAY BOKO HARAM TURNS THEIR ANGER ON CORRUPT POLITICIANS AND THEIR FAMILIES, I WILL JOIN THEM.

Anonymous said...

Boko haram should take a cue from this.....they should start setting themselves on fire to show they are protesting not kill other innocent people

Anonymous said...

Oya...first Nigerian to set himself on fire over subsidy....Anyone????

Ebere said...

Haba. them for leave am to burn to ashes, with that we will know he was really protesting.oshi

Anonymous said...

that's Tibetans for you!!! they are the real owners of China!!! most of them are have dark skin and woolly hair...but their identity is changing and the few remaining are trying to hang on and preserve their culture.

Anonymous said...

Dis guy is crazy! He nids 2c a psychiatric doctor. Dis is madness in d highest order!

ibo boy said...

Asians are too emotional...

Anonymous said...

Yeye man...u see urself na u they feel the pain now

duchessa said...

Stupid man .....next

moris said...

he is a fool and d people who washed him born are fools bcos they shld allow him burn 2 ASHES.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what sort of people make comments on this LIB,typical Nigerians who will rather sit down and watch others make them suffer. The arab revolution that swept egypt, libya, etc started from a simple fruit seller who set himself ablaze with fire to protest the hardship his people where going through, today he is a hero in the arab world. This guy has a genuine reason to protest and he has chosen the extreme way of doing it which has caught international attention, check your todays papers. Wether you agree with his method or not, the idea is that he has spoken for his people, he will rather die than have china continue to occupy his land. How are you better than him.

Anonymous said...

I,M sure he has a high case of madness.

the white enchantress said...

na wa. well only God knows what the have been going through before now for him to go this far to demonstrate against it.

oby said...

i hope d aim of setting himself on fire is acheived or else e go too bad o!

Rc said...

Good lord, thank you for that. Nigerians have not a single clue about fighting or dying for a cause which is why we are in the situation we are in today. I would not set myself on fire but I truly admire this young mans dedication to the cause. He is not thinking about his pain and burns but instead concerned about the future of Tibet.

mr. moh said...

mahaukacin banza mahaukacin wofi

mr. moh said...

mahaukacin banza mahaukacin wofi

Anonymous said...

Emm,if u feel so strongly about it,nxt tym thr is a protest in Nig,pls kindly set urself on fire.I'm sure it ll mk d Govt sit up.Sakarai kawai.

Funmidiva said...

LMAO

Anonymous said...

You think this dude is crazy, right? I see someone that is so PASSIONATE about his country and beliefs.

Do you know what it took him to make such a decision? He's no coward, that's for sure. You pple need to look up the history of Tibet and China (like you'd give a damn anyways). Most of you might not even know your roots and still wldnt care so long as life is sweet.

This is not the first Tibetan to set him/herself on fire and he sure won't be the last.

I can't set myself on fire but I respect this guy DIE!!!. Talk about dying for something you believe in, what life all about anyways...

kween said...

@ Anonymous.. I'm sure you know that murder is a sin and so is Suicide.. Why? Because they both involve taking lives..

tinko said...

oga anonymous,i understand and even agree to your statement that 9ja are cowards and love vain life too much so cant fight 4 justice.but then where is d justice if u commit suicide like this b4 ur family.shouldnt he have burnt d chinese president instead or at least attempted.

tinko said...

oga anonymous,i understand and even agree to your statement that 9ja are cowards and love vain life too much so cant fight 4 justice.but then where is d justice if u commit suicide like this b4 ur family.shouldnt he have burnt d chinese president instead or at least attempted.

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