Scene: A Tibetan Vigil
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Scene: A Tibetan Vigil

WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square

WHEN: Wednesday, February 8

WHAT: A few hundred people gathered in front of City Hall as part of a global day of vigils to memorialize Tibetans who have died or been seriously injured as a result of self-immolation—a form of political protest against Chinese rule that has become increasingly common over the course of the past few years. The Tibet Post reports that 21 Tibetans have self-immolated since the beginning of 2011, one of them on Wednesday.