Man dies after setting himself on fire outside US Supreme Court

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Climate Change activist Wynn Bruce has died, just a day after setting himself on fire outside the US Supreme Court.

The 50-year-old, who was also Bhuddist, suffered serious injuries as a result of the incident, which took place on Earth Day (Friday, 22 April 2022). Bruce was airlifted to hospital where he later passed away.

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CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVIST ‘PLANNED’ HIS DEATH?

A shocking part of the story is the strong possibility that Wynn Bruce planned it all – setting himself on fire and his death. This is because of a cryptic Facebook post from his account – it’s a fire emoji and the date of his death 4/22/2022, a year before his death.

That’s not all, a woman who claimed to be Bruce’s friend said on Twitter he had been planning this for quite some time.

“This guy was my friend. He meditated with our sangha. This act is not suicide. This is a deeply fearless act of compassion to bring attention to climate crisis. We are piecing together info but he had been planning it for atleast one year. #wynnbruce I am so moved,” she tweeted.

But Supreme Court Police have said they will still be looking into whether Bruce’s motive for self-immolation. No one else was injured in the incident.

If true, this isn’t exactly an isolated incident in Washington as in 1965, pacifist Norman Morrison died when he set himself on fire outside the Pentagon to protest the war in Vietnam.

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