Supreme Court SHOCKED by Sudden Death
(FeaturedNews.com) – On April 25, a 50-year-old man set himself on fire in front of the US Supreme Court building. The Supreme Court Police, Capitol Police, and Metropolitan Police departments responded. Emergency medical personnel took the man, Wynn Bruce, by medical helicopter to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Wynn Bruce, the man who set himself on fire at the plaza in front of the Supreme Court on Friday, has died. Bruce apparently set himself on fire in an imitation of Vietnamese monks who self-immolated to protest the Vietnam War. https://t.co/vkGcWoxkhn
— Newsmax (@newsmax) April 26, 2022
NBC reported a court spokesperson said nobody else suffered any harm in the incident. The person also explained that the area would be closed off until law enforcement finished its investigation, adding that no safety issues remain.
WUSA 9 explains the incident could have been self-immolation. The practice involves setting oneself on fire as a political protest. The New York Times reported a friend of Bruce’s, Kritee Kanko, confirmed the act was a protest for Earth Day. He wanted to bring attention to climate change.
Dr. Kanko posted on Twitter that Bruce didn’t intend to commit suicide.
This guy was my friend. He meditated with our sangha. This act is not suicide. This is a deeply fearless act of compassion to bring attention to climate crisis. We are piecing together info but he had been planning it for atleast one year. #wynnbruce I am so moved. https://t.co/bHoRaLK6Fr
— Dr. K. Kritee (@KriteeKanko) April 24, 2022
The deceased’s friend said those who knew him are still trying to figure out what happened. According to the Times, Dr. Kanko wants to ensure young people don’t try to duplicate this act. She explained that extreme emotions over the climate could lead some people to perform acts like this one.
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