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Man set himself on fire near Japan PM's office to oppose Abe's state funeral | World News

Man set himself on hearth close to Japan PM’s workplace to oppose Abe’s state funeral | World Information

A person was taken to hospital unconscious after apparently setting himself on hearth close to the workplace of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday, native media mentioned.

Preliminary particulars concerning the incident in Tokyo had been slim, and the police and prime minister’s workplace declined to remark.

TV Asahi mentioned the person set himself alight after telling police he was against plans for a state funeral for assassinated former prime minister Shinzo Abe.

The tv station mentioned a police officer who tried to extinguish the fireplace was injured within the course of.

Kyodo information company and different shops mentioned police had been known as to the scene after reviews a person was “engulfed in flames”.

It mentioned a observe was discovered close to the person, expressing his opposition to the funeral.

Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, was shot useless on July 8 whereas campaigning, and a publicly funded state funeral honouring him shall be held on September 27.

However state funerals are uncommon in Japan, and the choice has been controversial, with polls exhibiting about half the general public is against the concept.

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