RFAPublished online February 4, 2012 by Radio Free Asia.
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The fiery protests come as Chinese authorities widen crackdown.

Three Tibetans have set themselves on fire in the troubled county of Serthar (in Chinese, Seda) in China’s Sichuan province, the latest in a series of self-immolations against Chinese rule, sources said Saturday.

News of the self-immolations in a remote village in Serthar on Friday surfaced only a day later due to a clampdown in communications by Chinese authorities following a string of bloody protests a week ago.

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