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Friday, 30 March 2012 - 9:39
Italians shocked by self-immolation protests
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Italians have been left shocked by two cases of men setting themselves on fire in the past two days in protest at their financial hardship.

A 58-year-old builder accused of tax evasion set himself alight in his car in Bologna on Wednesday.

Another builder, a 27-year-old Moroccan, set himself on fire outside the town hall in Verona yesterday, saying that he had not been paid for four months.

Both men are being treated in hospital.

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