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Throughout the past one hundred years there have been a number of Buddhist monks who have set themselves on fire. What they have in common is that they were all either in Vietnam or Tibet, and they were all protesting oppression by the government of their country of Buddhists, especially of the monks and nuns.

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cause they believe it gets them closer to god to know what he went through...

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to protest against China's tight grip over Buddhist practices in Tibet

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It was "their" form of protesting.

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