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Albanian former political prisoner sets himself on fire with the help of his former cell mate, another one collapses

You can see his friend starting the fire at 00:39, and another striker collapses at 01:55.
The protesters were having a hunger strike and promised on TV to burn each other in sacrifice. In fact, this one was stopped by the police and other people before he could set himself on fire, but got help from a fellow striker with whom he had previously agreed, and who is now arrested and charged of attempted murder and arson.The government led by the party that went against the communist regime with the help of dissidents and won by promising to compensate the political prisoners has failed to keep that word after 22 years.
http://www.top-channel.tv/english/artikull.php?id=7273

The American flag that you see on the man's head symbolizes the request for help that the strikers made to the US Embassy to Tirana, and also the movement

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Added: Oct-8-2012 
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Tags: Albanian, former, political, prisoner, sets, himself, on, fire
Location: Tirana, Tirana County, Albania (load item map)
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