Man Attempts to Light Himself on Fire in DC to Protest Trump's Election
Man tries to light himself on fire outside of Trump International in Washington D.C....Silly libs pic.twitter.com/HEaNdA3rxs
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Just days before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, a man attempted to light himself on fire Tuesday night as a form of protest outside of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
D.C. Fire officials said the man was hospitalized with burns that were not life-threatening.
NBC 4 DC interviewed the man, who said he was from California, in the aftermath of the incident.
BREAKING: Fire & explosion in middle of Penn. Ave after man reportedly attempted to light himself on fire outside Trump Hotel in D.C. - WBEN
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"I was trying to light myself on fire as an act of protest...protesting the fact that we've elected somebody completely incapable of respecting the Constitution of the United States," the man said.
Police said the man is expected to make a full recovery.
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