David Buckel: US lawyer sets himself on fire in climate protest

David Buckel: US lawyer sets himself on fire in climate protest
 

A prominent US lawyer has died after setting himself on fire in a New York park in a protest against climate change.
The remains of David Buckel, 60, were found in Prospect Park in Brooklyn.
In a suicide note found nearby, Mr Buckel wrote that he had immolated himself using fossil fuel to symbolise what he said was the damage human beings were doing to the Earth.
He said most people now breathed bad air and many died prematurely.
Mr Buckel was well known for his legal work on behalf of gay, lesbian and transgender people and later worked with several environmental groups.
"Pollution... read more

 
15 April 2018 in World News, Views: 109
Source: BBC
Share:
 




News Widget for Webmasters


Realtime News

 

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31