Protest and Prayer in Solidarity with self-immolator in Nyarong
Tibetans and supporters in New York City organized a protest in front of the Chinese Consulate in solidarity with Pema Gyaltsen, a 24 year-old Tibetan man who self-immolated near Tsokha monastery in Nyarong, Eastern Tibet (today's Sichuan province) around 4PM local time on March 18, 2017.
Speaking at the protest, President of the regional Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), Mr. Tenzin Kalden said, “We are here to show our solidarity with the Tibetans inside Tibet. Since 2009, there has been 146 self-immolators inside Tibet.”
The regional Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA) organized a prayer session later in the evening, where the President of TWA said, “We are organizing this prayer in solidarity with the Tibetans inside Tibet; we will try our best to raise awareness about Tibet's situation on international platform”