BEIRUT: A Lebanese man proceeded to set himself on fire on Friday in front of Beirut's Justice Palace in protest against delays in a court decision over a lawsuit, according to the National News Agency.
The NNA said that the man, identified as George Kh., made his way to the checkpoint before pouring diesel on himself and setting himself on fire.
He could be heard mumbling incoherently before "asking for medication," eyewitnesses said.
Internal Security Forces officers present at the scene quickly sought to extinguish the flames. The man later collapsed and was transported to the Geitaoui hospital. His condition remains unknown.
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