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Man sets himself ablaze in central Prague square


  • World
  • Saturday, 19 Jan 2019

PRAGUE (Reuters) - A man set himself on fire in a central Prague square on Friday as Czechs marked the 50th anniversary of a student's self-immolation in protest at the Soviet invasion that crushed the Prague Spring.

The unidentified man was taken to hospital after bystanders doused the flames that enveloped him in the same spot at the elevated top of historic Wenceslas Square where Jan Palach set himself ablaze in January 1969.

   

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