French student sets himself on fire over financial problems

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The person reportedly suffered 90% burns

A 22-year-old French pupil is in a essential situation after surroundings himself on hearth.

The person posted on Fb about his monetary difficulties simply hours earlier than self-immolating in entrance of a college eating place in Lyon.

He blamed President Emmanuel Macron, two of his predecessors, far-right chief Marine Le Pen in addition to the Ecu Union for having “killed him”.

Fireplace-fighters mentioned the person had sustained 90% burns.

The person, who was once finding out at Lyon 2 College, wrote on Fb that he not had the power to stand the monetary burden of residing on €450 (£388) a month.

“Allow us to struggle towards the upward thrust of fascism, which most effective divides us… and liberalism that creates inequalities,” he wrote.

“I accuse Macron, [François] Hollande, [Nicolas] Sarkozy and the EU of killing me, developing uncertainties about the way forward for all, and I additionally accuse Le Pen and [media] editors of making worry,” he added.

Relating to the positioning of the incident – in entrance of a hectic college eating place – he mentioned he was once “aiming for a political venue”.

The person’s female friend had alerted government after he knowledgeable her of his plan in a textual content message.

The SUD-Éducation and Solidaires pupil unions spoke of the “precariousness” of “the lifetime of the scholars”.

“His act can’t be lowered to melancholy by myself,” they mentioned in a commentary.

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