March 23, 2012 3:37 PM

Tibetan self-immolations spreading despite China security moves

Two ethnic Tibetan men set themselves on fire here last week in protest of Chinese government policies that locals say repress their religion, culture and language. The beefed-up security presence was part of the usual response of crackdowns and threats. That hard-knuckled style has not halted an unprecedented chain of self-immolations. In fact, the gruesome protests are spreading.

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