burning pelts

The Tibetan source who provided the images said: “The purpose of the action is to show that Tibetans will give up wearing animal skins completely and that they did not want to celebrate the New Year in 2009, because everyone thought it was a very black year for all Tibetan people in and outside of Tibet. Also by organizing this action, they would like to show their solidarity for the people who have sacrificed their precious lives for the freedom of Tibet after the violent crackdown in Lhasa last year and across Tibetan areas inside Tibet by the Chinese military forces.” (ICT)