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An Egyptian man has set himself on fire outside the country's parliament, in a move which copycats protests in the north African nation of Tunisia.
The man "stood outside the People's Assembly, poured fuel on himself and set himself on fire," a parliament source told AFP on condition of anonymity on Monday.
Mohammed Bouazizi, 26, sold fruit and vegetables illegally in Sidi Bouzid because he could not find a job.
Last month he doused himself in petrol and set himself alight when police confiscated his produce because he did not have the necessary permit.
Originally posted by Freeborn
What a painful way to die.
How desperate must a person be to even consider such an act?