17/01/2011: Self-immolation reports spread through north Africa

The popular protests in Tunisia that have caused upheaval in the government were sparked by Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old unemployed college graduate, who set himself on fire in protest. He later died. Now, reports are coming in from other countries in the region — Egypt, Algeria, and Mauritania — that other demonstrators are turning to self-immolation.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: edition.cnn.com

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