On Oct. 19, Tibetans and their supporters around the world held prayer services and candlelight vigils to mourn the self-immolations of nine Tibetans in Tibet. The event was organized by the Tibetan Association of Washington.
Palden Gyatso led the service at Seattle’s Westlake Park. After the 1959 uprising in Tibet, the Tibetan monk spent 33 years in Chinese prisons and labor camps. He is the subject of the film, “Fire Under the Snow.” (end)