Just hours after the DC political discourse took a wild turn on Wednesday, a possible protester ran onto the south lawn of the White House and committed a brazen, blazing act.
The nation as a whole is still processing the rare public appearance by Robert Mueller, the special counsel whose investigation into Russian election meddling has transformed into a leftist battlecry for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. Mueller was succinct, as he often is, and rebuked democratic calls for this public testimony into his report.
Many on Capitol Hill see this as a call to arms, however, and the rhetoric flying around the mainstream media today is only furthering the hysteria surrounding President Trump.
Today, that hysteria came to a head once again, as an unidentified man lit himself on fire on the lawn of the White House.
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The unidentified suspect was taken down by cops Wednesday afternoon in D.C. and he was fully engulfed in flames. It appears he might have had some sort of protective suit on because he was not collapsing as he strolled across the lawn with the Washington Monument in the background … and less than a mile from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
You can see cops rushed in with extinguishers, and law enforcement tells us he was immediately taken into custody and rushed to a hospital. More than 70 officers swarmed the area from multiple agencies. Although several tourists were in the area … no one else was injured.
We must warn you, the following video may be disturbing to some viewers.
Self-immolation, at least in modern history, has almost always been an act of protest.
The identity of this man and his reasons for this act of self-harm are yet unknown.
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