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Japanese man sets himself on fire to protest Shinzo Abe funeral

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A Japanese man set himself on hearth Wednesday in protest of the state funeral for the late Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. 

The person, who reportedly doused himself in oil earlier than igniting in protest, carried a be aware stating his complete opposition to honoring the deceased prime minister.

Abe was shot and killed whereas giving a July speech on a avenue in Nara in western Japan.

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The demonstrator — who officers imagine to be in his seventies — survived the self-immolation however suffered in depth burns.

Police and firefighters examine the scene the place a person is reported to set himself on hearth, close to the Prime Minister’s Workplace in Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. 
(Kyodo Information through AP)

The demonstrator was taken to the hospital the place his present standing is unknown.

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The state funeral deliberate for Abe will happen subsequent week with an elaborate ceremony celebrating the late nationwide chief.

Police and firefighters inspect the scene where a man is reported to set himself on fire, near the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022.

Police and firefighters examine the scene the place a person is reported to set himself on hearth, close to the Prime Minister’s Workplace in Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022.
(Kyodo Information through AP)

Abe was a robust ally of the Japanese Imperial Household, firmly supporting their position in Japanese tradition and refusing to budge on a wide range of proposed reforms on the establishment.

The federal government of Japan introduced July 11 that Abe can be receiving the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum, the best award in the complete nation.

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Abe was additionally awarded the Junior First Rank of Courtroom, a posthumous honor that dates again to historical Japanese the Aristocracy.

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