Desperate citizens now resorting to self-immolation to voice their frustrations with government’s oppressive COVID measures.
A Melbourne man immolated himself in front of horrified onlookers in protest of the nation’s draconian COVID vaccine passport system.
One of the bystanders captured footage of the heartbreaking incident over the weekend, explaining the man had been screaming about vaccine passports and a “digital ID.”
“He just fuckin’ blew a car up,” the man recording said as flames billowed out of a car down the road.
“Dan Andrews, this is on your fucking hands, you dog,” he added, referring to Victoria’s MP.
Victoria police officers and firefighters reportedly managed to douse the man with water as he emerged on fire from his burning car and rush him to the hospital.
One of the bystanders who helped restrain the man until he was fully put out told The Herald Sun that “he was on fire.”
“His skin was burning,” she said. “He was off his face screaming about mandates. His skin is stuck to my shirt.”
One witness Lydia O’Connor said she was at a nearby cafe when she heard the man’s screaming about COVID mandates.
“He poured gas on himself and on his car. It was on purpose,” O’Connor said. “He was screaming about mandates.”
“He was screaming, ‘no vax ID’ and throwing books,” she added.
Another witness confirmed he was screaming about Victoria’s vaccine mandates.
“I will never erase his wailing pain from his burns from my ears,” Barryman said.
Australia has descended into a full-blown tyranny over the last two years, implementing harsh lockdowns, universal vaccine passport requirements, and even COVID internment camps.
And despite the emergence of the mild Omicron variant, Australia has seized it as an opportunity to roll out even more COVID restrictions, such as renewed mask mandates, mandatory testing for interstate travel, and steeper fines for COVID rule violators.
In fact, Australia’s chief pharmacist Trent Twomey said citizens must “accept” endless booster shots because COVID is “going to be with us for many years.”
Man sets himself on fire after angry rant about vaccine mandates
Story at a glance
- An Australian man self-immolated on New Year’s Day in Melbourne.
- Witnesses told the authorities the man was sitting in his vehicle ranting about the coronavirus vaccine mandates when he doused himself and his vehicle in gasoline and set himself on fire.
- He was transported via ambulance to the local hospital, where he is in critical but stable condition.
An Australian man self-immolated on New Year’s Day after going on a rant about current coronavirus vaccine mandates.
Witnesses told the authorities and the Herald Sun that the man was sitting in his vehicle in Melbourne at about 8 p.m when he began to rant about current vaccine mandates in the country.
“He was screaming about mandates,” Lydia O’Connor told the Herald Sun. “He was screaming ‘No vax ID,’ and throwing books.”
The man then doused himself and his vehicle in gasoline and lit himself on fire.
“His skin was burning. He was on fire,” an identified woman told the outlet.
Five bystanders reportedly aided police and firefighters in restraining the man so they could extinguish him with water.
He was transported via ambulance to the local hospital, where he is in critical but stable condition.
Victoria state, where the incident occurred, requires people to present proof of vaccination to enter bars, restaurants, and other businesses, and workers are also required to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
A #Victorian man set himself on fire inside his car while screaming about #COVID19 vaccine mandates.
Shocked bystanders pinned down the man as police and firefighters doused him with water and rushed him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries#auspol #Melbourne #victoria pic.twitter.com/gfcZpx9f9h— 5 News Australia (@5NewsAustralia) January 1, 2022