Man threatens to set himself alight in front of Turkish Parliament
ANKARA – Doğan News Agency
AA PhotoA man threatened to set himself alight in front of Parliament in Ankara on July 2.
The man, identified only as T.B., arrived at the Parliament building carrying a placard stating that he had been repeatedly beaten by the same person after a court case, without the authorities responding adequately.
“Despite a protection decision, I was beaten by the same person four times while leaving court, while at my workplace and while at hospital, in full view of security cameras. I was also stabbed twice in the street,” the placard read.
He was also carrying a gas canister and a lighter, and threatened to set himself alight if no deputies from Parliament came out to help him with his case.
Police at the scene tried to calm him down, and after half an hour the man reportedly left the gas canister and lighter on the ground, giving up his threat to set himself alight.