Friday, January 5, 2007


Man sets himself on fire in Chile to protest debt

‘A man doused himself in fuel and set himself alight Thursday outside Chile’s presidential palace to protest housing debt. He survived and was arrested. Television pictures showed the man in flames before he jumped into an ornamental pond in front of the La Moneda palace in the heart of the capital of Santiago. He was hospitalised with burns over 11 per cent of his body, local media reported.’

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