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Self-immolation refers to setting oneself on fire, often as a form of
protest or for the purposes of martyrdom or suicide. It has centuries-long
traditions in some cultures, while in modern times it has become a type of
radical political protest.
new wave of self-immolation protests is currently ongoing in the Middle East
and North Africa, with at least 14 recorded incidents. These actions have
helped inspire the Arab Spring, including the 2010–2011 Tunisian revolution,
the main catalyst of which was the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, the 2011
Algerian protests (including many self-immolations in Algeria), and the 2011
Egyptian revolution and there have also been self-immolation protests in Saudi
Arabia, Mauritania, and Syria.In 2011 Yenesew Gebre, an Ethiopian
high school teacher, committed suicide from immolation in protest toward the
Zenawe regime and its campaigns of oppression against the Ethiopian population.
2011, Tibetans have resorted to self-immolation to protest Chinese rule. 16
Tibetans have immolated themselves in protest since 2011. (source)