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Witness says man dressed as Tibetan monk sets himself ablaze in Nepal to protest China
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) ' A man wearing the robes of a Tibetan Buddhist monk set himself on fire in the Nepalese capital Thursday morning to protest Chinese policy in Tibet before the flames were extinguished by people nearby.
The incident was the latest in a rash of such protests by Tibetans in recent months to protest China.
Chodon Lama said the protest took place at the holy Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath, in an area of eastern Katmandu where most of the Tibetan exiles live.
Police official Shyam Gyawali said the man fled after the incident and police were searching the surrounding neighborhood to locate him.