གཟའ་ཕུར་བུ། ༢༠༢༤/༠༤/༡༨

Thousands Mourn at Jamphel's Funeral

Over 20000 Tibetans in Dharamsala gathered to pay respect for the funeral of a man who set himself ablaze in a protest against China.

Mourners carried the flag-draped casket of 27-year-old Jamphel Yeshi to his funeral Friday in Dharamsala, in northern India.

Four days earlier, Yeshi set himself on fire in New Delhi to protest against the Chinese leader's visit to India.

The speaker Tibetan government-in-exile blames China for Yeshi's death, and for other protesters' death by self-immolation.

"How many more Tibetan lives have to be lost before the Tibetan issue is resolved."

Thousands of mourners followed Yeshi's casket to the funeral pyre where his remains were cremated.

Protesters are still out in the streets, marching to the hotel where President Hu Jintao is staying.

Security forces are on high alert at Mr. Hu's hotel, where Tibetan-exile protesters are still gathered outside.