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Algerian dies of self-immolation

ALGIERS, May 1 (KUNA) -- A young man succumbed to his fatal injuries Tuesday two days after attempting self-immolation in Jijel city, to the east of Algiers.
Rasheq Hamza, 25-year old street vendor, set himself on fire on Sunday when Jijel police seized his goods; he was rushed to a nearby hospital with third-degree injuries, his family said.
The incident triggered angry protests and rioting targeting government buildings and the police posts across the city yesterday.
The protesters were angered by the injustice and cruelty of the policemen.
In an attempt to contain the crisis and appease Hamza's family, the local authorities invited the young man's father for a dialogue. (end) ft.gb KUNA 012332 May 12NNNN