Wynn Bruce death… “was not a suicide but a ‘deeply fearless act of compassion.'”
One green justice activist took his Earth Day commemoration to a new level this Friday.
A climate activist who lit himself on fire on Earth Day outside the United States Supreme Court Building has died, according to reports.
Wynn Bruce, 50, of Boulder, Colorado, died Saturday, a day after he set himself ablaze in Washington, D.C., the Metropolitan Police Department told Fox News.
The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. on the plaza in front of the court building.
He was airlifted to a local hospital, where he died.
#Update: Just in – Video reportedly from near the Supreme Court, of the person being airlifted after he set himself on fire on the steps outside of the Supreme Court building in Washington #DC. #US pic.twitter.com/eQO8IowmqA
— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) April 22, 2022
A fellow activist indicates Bruce didn’t commit suicide but succumbed to the inevitable consequences of his Earth Day protest theater production.
Kritee Kanko, a climate scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund and a Zen Buddhist priest in Boulder, said that she is a friend of Mr. Bruce and that the self-immolation was a planned act of protest.
“This act is not suicide,” Dr. Kritee wrote on Twitter early Sunday morning. “This is a deeply fearless act of compassion to bring attention to climate crisis.”
She later added in an interview that she was not completely certain of his intentions, but that “people are being driven to extreme amounts of climate grief and despair” and that “what I do not want to happen is that young people start thinking about self-immolation.”
A preliminary investigation has revealed that it Bruce had childhood head and leg injuries, so was unlikely to have gotten to the Supreme Court on his own power.
It’s unclear what prompted the Boulder man to set himself on fire. Information pertaining to Bruce’s background is not yet fully known.
The man’s neighbors told Denver7 that they are unsure how Bruce made it to Washington since he was unable to drive.
They said a childhood accident left Bruce with an injured leg and head injuries.
Meanwhile, in Paris, Climate change activists forced the closure of the main square.
The Extinction Rebellion (XR) had said on its website that it planned to block a major Parisian location to disrupt the electoral cycle and its “business as usual” attitude.
While the cost of living is the top election theme, energy policies are closely linked to that, and incumbent Emmanuel Macron and his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen have put forward very different policies on the renewables sector in particular.
“We are blocking this Paris square to rebel against alternatives that we don’t have. This election leaves us with no choice between a far-right candidate with repugnant ideas … and a candidate who during five years cast the ecology issue aside and lied,” Lou, 26, a history teacher, who joined the Extinction Rebellion movement two years ago told Reuters.
Climate change protesters block central Paris square to protest election choices https://t.co/KmwFRjLYGS via @Yahoo crybabies if we do not get our way, they act out prove to me that it is man as the cause of this and not the Sun as NASA says
— Marshall Green (@marshallgreen51) April 16, 2022
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