Nov 9, 2019

French student sets himself on fire over financial problems

A 22-year-old French student is in a critical condition after setting himself on fire. The man posted on Facebook about his financial difficulties just hours before self-immolating in front of a university restaurant in Lyon. He blamed President Emmanuel Macron, two of his predecessors, far-right leader Marine Le Pen as well as the European Union for having "Killed him". The man, who was studying at Lyon 2 University, wrote on Facebook that he no longer had the strength to face the financial burden of living on €450 a month. The SUD-Éducation and Solidaires student unions spoke of the "Precariousness" of "The life of the students".

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