Middle East News
Second man sets himself ablaze at Egypt's parliament building
Jan 18, 2011, 11:37 GMT
Cairo - A man set himself on fire Tuesday in front of the Egyptian parliament in Cairo in the second act of self-immolation to take place in the capital this week, security sources said.
Farouq Hassan, a 50-year-old lawyer, set himself on fire after shouting that police had not been able to find his daughter, who has allegedly been missing for three months, according to police sources.
A policeman was injured in the process of trying to put out the flames.
Hassan and the injured policemen were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Their condition is unknown.
The act comes a day after another man set himself on fire in the same location, chanting slogans against security forces.
The self-immolation acts come around one month after Tunisian Mohamed Bouazizi set himself ablaze in an act of protest against unemployment. That action triggered widespread unrest in Tunisia, leading to the overthrow of president Zidane el-Abidine ben Ali last week.
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