I strongly disagree w/ this form of protest. I believe for Buddhists
spiritual enlightenment and perfection is an goal, and destiny is bound by
present events and our interaction w/ in this cycle of life.
karma is intrinsic to our nature , to our everyday lives. from the smallest common denominator, harmonious interaction and self determination carry an responsibility in our everyday existence.
when freedom is impeded it is natural to rebel against a authority.
as an show of unity and inner resolve , you choose an destiny not of the oppressors making. that is brave and commendable. the outside world in an connected environment will never understood why our battle ended in death (self immolation by fire)
maybe an goal is to traumatize and set into motion an future of events, a
recarnitve memory stronger than the oppressors.