2011-01-17 Egyptian man sets himself on fire [UPDATE: 1]

A man set himself on fire outside Egypt’s parliament in Cairo. Restaurant owner Abdo Abdelmoneim from Qantara stood in front the parliament building in (downtown Cairo) and set fire to himselfreportedly because he did not receive the bread coupons for his restaurant. He was immediately taken to hospital to receive treatment.

UPDATE 1:
AllVoices reports that the man appeared at first as though he had come to sit in front of the Council, then he poured gasoline on the lower half of his body and dove to the ground. Security guards and a taxi driver used fire extinguishers to put out the fire.

The guard said, “Security Council found in his identity card is the name .. Abdou Abdel Moneim Hamada Jaafar Khalifa, born on the tenth of February 1962 from the city west of Kantara, Ismailia, and the owner of a restaurant.”

According to one eyewitness said the man was repeating shout, “The security of the State of the State Security, my right subconscious is lost by air (inside) of the State.” 

 

Earlier in Tunisia, 26-year-old Mohammed Bouazizi died from self inflicted burn wounds, in Algeria, at least four attempted public suicides were reported this week, and a man in Mauritania also set himself on fire on today.

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