Man Attempts to Set Himself on Fire Outside Egyptian Embassy, The Hague

January 26 2011

An Egyptian man aged 52 attempted to set himself on fire outside of the Egyptian embassy in the Hague. When police approached, he covered himself with liquid; he was overpowered while attempting to start a lighter. According to a statement from Dutch police; however several people have tried to set themselves alight in Egypt in recent days following events in Tunisia.