Claims Italian Man Protested Vaccine Mandate by Self Immolating

Posted on AllSides February 7th, 2022
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A graphic short video of a man setting himself alight in front of what appears to be a police barracks has been circulating on social media, accompanied by anti-vaccine narratives and rumors that the man has died as a result of his injuries.

The 25-second clip, which is too graphic to include on this page, depicts a man engulfed in flames, with a canister lying beside him, in front of a police station in what is reported to be the town of Rende, near Cosenza in Italy's Calabria region. Two...

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