Japanese man sets himself on fire in apparent protest at former PM’s state funeral

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By Mariko Katsumura and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) -A man set himself on fire near the Japanese prime minister’s office on Wednesday in an apparent protest at the government’s decision to hold a state funeral for former premier Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated earlier this year, media reported. The man was taken to hospital suffering burns to his entire body, while a police officer who tried to extinguish the flames was also injured. The man, in his 70s, was unconscious when first found but later told police that he had deliberately doused himself in oil, media said. A letter about Abe’s stat…

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