You think vancouver is in a tricky spot for real estate? At least we don’t have housing debt protestors setting themselves on fire. Thats whats going on this reuters news photo.
A man doused himself in fuel and set himself alight outside Chile’s presidential palace on Thursday to protest housing debt. He survived and was arrested.
Television pictures showed the man in flames before he jumped into an ornamental pond in front of the La Moneda palace in the heart of the capital of Santiago. The water extinguished the fire, allowing police to fish the protester out of the pond and arrest him. He was hospitalized with burns over 11 percent of his body, local media reported.
Indebted house owners have staged a series of protests in Chile against what they see as extortionate rates they have to pay to service their mortgage debts.
Thanks Jaime for the link to the horrifying picture.