Saturday, June 28, 2008

Crazy person! A Fire+Car Protest

German man torches his BMW in protest against high gas prices

June 27, 2008
By The Associated Press

BERLIN - A German man doused his BMW with gasoline and torched it today in protest at skyrocketing fuel costs.

The unemployed 30-year-old man drove the black 1995 BMW sedan onto the lawn outside Frankfurt's convention centre grounds at about 7:30 a.m. He then jumped out, emptied a canister of gas over the vehicle, and set fire to it.

The Bavarian man, whose name was being withheld because he has not been charged with a crime, told police that gas prices were so high he could no longer afford to drive the vehicle.

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