What ensued justified my remaining there 4 hours. I have shot hundreds of protests and very rarely can you hear the police in charge give this order: "Dissolve them!" Police were kicking and pulling demonstrators who tried to escape arrest. Panic, screams!
When something glowed
in front of me everybody stopped.
A man is burning in front of me! It was 4pm, and 33-year-old Akwar Serhan Aziz had set himself ablaze. He had poured gasoline over himself and set himself alight when police tried to clear the demonstrators. Police used a fire extinguisher to save Aziz and two of his compatriots whose clothes caught fire because of their proximity to him.