Moroccan Law Graduate Who Burned Himself Protesting Unemployment Dies

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Morocco fire death unemployment
Morocco fire death unemployment

By Paul Schemm


RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- A 27-year-old Moroccan who set himself on fire to protest his unemployment died from his burns Tuesday in a Casablanca hospital, his wife said.

Abdelwahab Zaydoun was part of a group of unemployed graduates who occupied an Education Ministry building in Rabat, the Moroccan capital, to protest their unemployment and threatened to set themselves on fire when police didn't let supporters deliver them food.