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Man Sets Himself On Fire To Protest War On Winter Break
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December 24, 2006, 01:26 AM
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When I first saw this, I thought it was someone protesting the War against Christmas—it`s not, it`s someone who couldn`t stand the idea that the Christmas break wouldn`t be called the winter break anymore. Very strange.

BREITBART.COM - Man Sets Self Aflame in Calif. Protest Man Sets Self Aflame in Calif. Protest Dec 23 10:48 AM US/Eastern

A man used flammable liquid to light himself on fire, apparently to protest a San Joaquin Valley school district`s decision to change the names of winter and spring breaks to Christmas and Easter vacation.

The man, who was not immediately identified, on Friday also set fire to a Christmas tree, an American flag and a revolutionary flag replica, said Fire Captain Garth Milam.

Seeing the flames, Sheriff`s Deputy Lance Ferguson grabbed a fire extinguisher and ran to the man.

Flames were devouring a Christmas tree next to the Liberty Bell, where public events and demonstrations are common.

Hot Air blog has more, pictures and such, he seems to be alive, thanks to quick work by law enforcement with a fire extinguisher.