Man sets himself ablaze in anti-China protest
A man from China's Xinjiang provence set himself on fire during a protest on behalf of ethnic Uighurs. The protestor was extinguished by several others, and was taken to hospital.
Other demonstrators jumped on the man and quickly extinguished the flames with a blanket, said an Associated Press photographer who was at the scene. He was also sprayed with a fire extinguisher.
The man, identified by the local Uighur association as 35-year-old Mehmet Dursun Uygurturkoglu, was rushed to a hospital and there was no immediate information on his condition. The AP photographer said the man sustained burns to his head, torso and hands.
He was among several hundred Uighur demonstrators protesting human rights violations in China just before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing.