An anti-Trump protester has set himself on fire outside The Donald’s D.C. hotel before putting himself out and surrendering to police.Staff inside the hotel called police and the fire department at around 9.30pm He suffered non life-threatening burns and was taken to hospital by police.The man said he was protesting against Trump who he said was ‘incapable of respecting the constitution’
The man, who said he was from California, suffered third-degree burns on 10 percent of his body, according to the Washington Post.
He had used a lighter and accelerant to start the fire.
Authorities said they were called to the hotel after receiving a report of a person ‘in distress’.
A bypasser said it was not initially clear what the man was protesting when he set fire to items of clothing in the street outside the hotel.
He lit himself on fire and as flames ran up his back he yelled Trump several times then lay down in the street.
(He) then walked over to the police/security,’ Michael Shoag, who arrived at the hotel after the man set himself on fire, said.
While the man appeared to have suffered burns to his back, he was able to walk.