Mongolian Union Leader Protests Coal Industry by Setting Himself on Fire

- November 16th, 2015

The Daily Mail reported that a Mongolian trade union leader set himself on fire at a press conference in the country to protest the country’s coal mining industry. In particular, the Mail reported that the man was protesting the sale of several Mongolian coal mines to China.

The Daily Mail reported that a Mongolian trade union leader set himself on fire at a press conference in the country to protest the country’s coal mining industry. In particular, the Mail reported that the man was protesting the sale of several Mongolian coal mines to China.
As quoted in the publication:

The unnamed trade unionist had called for a press conference in which he and others told the media about the appalling problems faced by miners in Mongolia.

In a short mumbled statement he said: ‘The government no longer supports our company, families of the workers are forced to starve, this is why I will burn myself for the people of Mongolia and our children.’

He poured liquid on his suit before setting himself alight as the startled press pack reacted with horror to the unfolding drama.

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