An 81-year-old man set himself ablaze on Wednesday at a protest in Seoul that was calling on Japan to apologise to women who were forced into military sex slavery during World War II

Firefighters at the scene said the man likely doused himself with a flammable liquid before setting himself on fire. People nearby covered him with cloths to put out the flames, before he was sent to hospital.

The weekly protest calls for a formal apology from Japan. Today’s protest drew a larger than usual group of 2,000 demonstrators to join three surviving Korean “comfort women”, organisers told ChannelNewsAsia. Read more…

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Man sets himself on fire at ‘comfort women’ protest in South Korea