Tibetans-in-exile hold blood signature campaign to pay homage to self-immolators
Dharamshala, Feb. 11 : Tibetans-in-exile living in Dharamshala held blood signature campaign on Monday to pay homage to self-immolators.
Nearly 100 Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest against Chinese rule since 2009 across a large swathe of ethnically Tibetan regions, with most of them dying from their injuries.
"They have gathered here today to protest against the Chinese oppression and brutality against human rights inside Tibet as this year the number of self immolations have reached 99 in Tibet," said Ringzin Chodon, a teacher from Sarah College.
Over fifty students participated in the two-day movement, which included hunger strikes, prayers and vigils during this protest.
The protesters wore black ribbons and cloths to signify mourning for all the martyrs.
Students took out their blood with syringes and wrote slogans on the banners.
The aim of the campaign was to bring to the light the atrocities of the oppressive Chinese government.