New Form Of Protest In Middle East: Setting Yourself on Fire

Inspired by the suicide of a Tunisian man who helped topple his government, more than a dozen men have set themselves on fire in the Middle East in the past few weeks to show their opposition to governmental repression and corruption. Tunisian fruit vendor Mohamed Bouazizi, 26, doused himself with gasoline on Dec. 17 to protest his alleged mistreatment by local officials. His death of his wounds on Jan. 4 helped inspire the public uprising that brought down the government of President Zine...Full Story
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