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A man set a pile of debris ablaze and claims he tried torching himself across the street from the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C.
The firebug seemed startled by the small explosion but assured witnesses that the worst was over.
“We have a dictator that has been elected,” the man told WRC-TV, just as his small fire erupted with what he described as “denatured alcohol.”
The 45-year-old man, who has not yet been identified...The man, who said he was from California..A bypasser said it was not initially clear what the man was protesting when he set fire to items of clothing in the street outside the hotel.
According to local TV news station WJLA, the man attempted to start the small blaze outside the Trump hotel and was burned badly in the process and taken to a hospital for treatment.
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
originally posted by: eXia7
Self-immolation is about one of the dumbest forms of protest I've ever seen. If you are dumb enough to set yourself on fire for whatever cause, then I have no pity.
They certainly have to be hot under the collar about something to take such drastic measures.