Protester Lights Himself on Fire Outside Trump’s D.C. Hotel

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A man protesting “dictator” Donald Trump briefly lit himself on fire outside of the president-elect’s D.C. hotel Tuesday. The fire was small and the man’s injuries were relatively minor, according to the Washington Post. The unidentified 45-year-old was reportedly taken to a hospital with third-degree burns on 10 percent of his body.

An NBC reporter caught up with the protester for a brief interview after the police arrived. Here’s his explanation: “I was trying to set myself on fire as an act of protest. Protesting the fact that we’ve elected somebody who’s incapable of respecting the Constitution of the United States.”

Protester Lights Himself on Fire Outside Trump’s D.C. Hotel