Jobless man sets himself on fire after being refused benefits - Independent.ie
"Djamal Chaab, 43, had warned a branch of the Pole Emploi national employment agency in Nantes, western France, yesterday that he planned to kill himself, the agency said in a statement.
Although police and firemen were on alert around the agency, they were unable to stop him setting fire to himself."
Truly tragic case. The background to this case isn't given, but with the Irish Govt getting tougher on people here claiming benefits, lets hope that this is something that could ever happen here.
Is it a form of blackmail? "Keep me on welfare or I'll set myself on fire outside your office"... How should a Govt/people react to this?