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Man sets himself on fire on the National Mall

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fire official says a man has been flown to the hospital after setting himself on fire on the National Mall.

Fire crews responded Friday afternoon to a report of a man on fire at 7th Street and Madison Drive. A witness says she saw a man dump a red canister of gasoline on his head and then set himself on fire.

D.C. Fire Department spokesman Tim Wilson says the man has life-threatening injuries.

His name and age weren't immediately known.

Katy Scheflen says she was walking along the Mall when she saw a man by himself pick up a can of gasoline and empty its contents on his head before setting himself ablaze.

She says passing joggers took off their shirts to help douse the flames.

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DJP333's picture

Poor guy

passed last night at the hospital. What were his reasons for doing this???

http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/breaking-man-burns-alive-w...

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

exactly

...what I was thinking. Things are getting to the breaking point.

Does anyone remember the man who set himself on fire...

... on a freeway embankment several years ago? I forget what he was protesting. He had left a note but the story faded fast.

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"The greatest mystery of all is truth." - Me, 2009

heart ache beyond belief.

Greece had a string of them last year.

Total dispair.

Most painful.

May God have mercy on his soul.

Cyril's picture

Utter despair

Those are acts of utter despair.

As they want people to notice how they leave, non anonymously.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

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Glad you brought that up. Dudes story needs to be remembered.
Not because it was unique, but because it is common.

Michael Nystrom's picture

What a tragedy

What more can I say?

He's the man.
Cyril's picture

French historian killed himself earlier this year too in protest

A renowned French historian shot himself dead earlier this year before Paris Notre Dame Cathedral, and before tourists and kids, leaving an open letter to explain his act, in protest against the current state of decay of the French society and its collectivism taking over the oldest traditions and words that convey them, in typical newspeak of our legal plunder, Version Cheese:

http://www.policymic.com/mobile/articles/43713/dominique-ven...

AFAICT, almost nobody cares about his desperate act or his letter over there already.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

im about ready

To just head down there and start protesting everything.

If those 100,000 bikers came back who the hell would be there to stop all of them from taking over the white house/maybe even the whole capitol.

NO MORE LIES. Ron Paul 2012.

in memory of Jan Palach

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Palach

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

When people start setting

When people start setting themselves on fire, you know the government is tyrannical.

American Spring?

Has it begun my friends? Anyway, I hope whomever decided to this is not in agonizing pain, and his message delivered if there ever was one.

"Life is just a candle, and a dream must give it flame.."

How about....

American FALL.

NO MORE LIES. Ron Paul 2012.

Self immolation is the highest form of protest.

An act of self immolation set off the Arab Spring Revolutions.

Mainstream media is covering up this story.

I recall hearing and reading

People doing this in communist countries.

donvino

why didn't they taser him?

or shoot him? Isn't that what they do nowadays? After all he could have been a terrorist.

DJP333's picture

More info...

""It was obviously an intentional act, "She said. Somebody has a video of the whole thing."

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-sets-fire-natio...

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

DJP333's picture

Modern day

Thich Quang Duc??

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

This Happened Several Times In VietNam !

Mostly by pacifist Buddist Monks.

beesting