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Egyptian man in Cairo's Tahrir Square sets himself on fire

The incident took place at the rallying point for Egypt's 2011 revolution.

A video has gone viral in Egypt that shows a man setting himself on fire Thursday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the rallying point of the country’s 2011 uprising. 

According to Al Jazeera, the man in the video is first seen filming himself and complaining of government corruption. Drenched in kerosene, he then lights himself on fire before onlookers run over to put it out. 

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