What motivates a man to leave his home, nestled between three country clubs in Bethesda, Maryland, travel to D.C. and set himself on fire in park at midday across the street from the White House? Little is known at this time about Arnav Gupta other than the rather dramatic and macabre ending he chose to his life.
All we can say for sure is he wanted someone to take notice, so notice we shall.
list of political self-immolations https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_self-immolations
Washington Post article https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/man-dies-after-setting-himself-on-fire-near-the-white-house/2019/05/30/aee7a89a-82d1-11e9-933d-7501070ee669_story.html?utm_term=.1d901d6e42b6
Daily News article https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-man-who-set-himself-fire-white-house-dies-20190530-jcajx5gq3rhrziv7qrxalf7l2e-story.html
local police press release from yesterday https://www.mymcpnews.com/2019/05/29/concern-for-missing-bethesda-area-man-2/
CBS article https://www.cbsnews.com/news/arnav-gupta-man-sets-himself-on-fire-outside-white-house-dies-2019-05-30/
TMZ video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA5UMNxLQgM
more disturbing video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u28fTOxjtRc
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