Skip to comments.Man Sets Himself on Fire on the National Mall
Posted on 10/05/2013 4:01:12 AM PDT by markomalley
A man set himself on fire on the National Mall in the nation's capital as passers-by rushed over to help put out the flames, officials and witnesses said Friday afternoon.
The reason for the self-immolation was not immediately clear and the man's identity was not disclosed. But it occurred in public view, on a central national gathering place, in a city still rattled by a mass shooting last month and a high-speed car chase outside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday that ended with a woman being shot dead by police with a young child in the car.
The man on the Mall suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to the hospital, said District of Columbia fire department spokesman Tim Wilson.
He was standing by himself in the center portion of the Mall when he emptied the contents of a red gasoline can on himself and set himself on fire moments later, said Katy Scheflen, who witnessed it as she walked across the area. Police say they responded around 4:20 p.m. Friday.
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And, as he burned, Democrat First-Responders rushed to him with a voter registration card and pen....
Displaced Buddhist Monk protesting the Diem regime?
Did they arrest him for being caught in a ‘shutdown’ zone?
Another third world ism that’s come to America
“Another Obamite trying his hand at street theater.”
OH Ha Ha, but to do that the Obamite would be setting someone or something else on fire, like they do in Detroit on Halloween.
No this guy is likely tea party.
this is what happens when a bi-racial president gets elected...from Chicago...who never had a real job...no real world experience....and was brought up by socialist....the whole country is going ghetto!
Note the fork in its left hand, upside down.
(It's definitely not an Indonesian thing. Use of the left hand at table is considered extremely gauche.)
The logic of that, even if sarcastic, somehow escapes me.
Apparently the man read the book and was trying to demonstrate one of the chapters.
Perhaps he learned them from his white grandparents.
He is a monster in the original sense of monster, which meant a warning (of evil).
He’s left handed.
America is the only place that I have seen the fork switched from left hand to right and used as a shovel. Even Canada uses the fork in left, knife in right and stabs the food. He's actually using the fork properly.
The fact that he and his cow of a wife put their faces so close to their plates is very cloddish.
Still eats like a pig.
(Or whatever critter it is that would eat a puppy.)
Eating with the left hand is considered taboo in Muslim countries, because Muslims wipe their butts with their left hand. Without the benefit of toilet paper, unless they’re rich and “Westernized”.
Only in the United States. In Europe it’s normal.
HOWEVER, not lifting the fork to the mouth, but instead bringing your head down to the fork, is something 4 year olds do.
Police: Man who set himself ablaze on National Mall dies
Published October 05, 2013
A District of Columbia police spokesman says a man who set himself on fire on the National Mall has died of his injuries.
Officer Araz Alali says the man died Friday night at a Washington hospital where he had been airlifted.
He says the man was so badly burned that he will need to be identified through DNA and dental records.
Geeez, that’s terrible! I wonder how many are of a ‘chivalrous’ nature where the husband and/or father decides that the family would be better off without them.
Well...Zero is left handed. The single thing similar between him and me.