Woman protesting Latvia’s political situation sets herself afire in Berlin

A 58-year-old woman from Latvia is being treated in a Berlin hospital after she set herself on fire while protesting in front of Germany’s Reichstag building, according to a police press release.

The woman, who has not been identified, poured a flammable liquid on her legs around 12:30 p.m. April 10, Berlin police said. A security guard rushed to her side and administered first aid.

The woman had with her several banners that were protesting the political situation in Latvia as well as issues involving her mother, according to Berlin police. The Reichstag is home to Germany’s parliament.

The woman suffered second-degree burns. Her condition is listed as stable, the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release.

The Latvian embassy in Berlin is maintaining contact with the hospital and monitoring the woman’s status.

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