Protester Allegedly Sets Himself On Fire Outside Trump Hotel in D.C.

  • Protester Allegedly Sets Himself On Fire Outside Trump Hotel in D.C.

Protester Allegedly Sets Himself On Fire Outside Trump Hotel in D.C.

A man set a pile of debris ablaze and claims he tried torching himself across the street from the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C.to protest the incoming "dictator" on Tuesday night.

Officials say a man was burned after setting himself on fire in the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue as a form of protest.

The protester told a reporter from NBC who was on the scene: "I was trying to set myself on fire as a protest".

Protesters who support Obamacare staged a "cough-in" at Donald Trump's International Hotel and Tower restaurants on Sunday to rally against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

It remains unclear if the 45-year-old protestor will be charged with a crime, though Secret Service was reportedly informed of the incident.

More recently, a Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire in December 2010, after the authorities confiscated his stall, touched off the "Arab Spring" revolt in North Africa.

The report states that he suffered non-life-threatening burns and was taken to a hospital at 9.30pm, shortly after the incident.

President-elect Donald Trump was not inside the hotel at the time, but was in the area for a dinner ahead of the inauguration.

The man whose name is not revealed, said he was protesting against the President-elect's looming inauguration.