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US Airman Dies After Self-Immolating in Protest

Written by on February 27, 2024

Aaron Bushnell, a 25-year-old active-duty Air Force member and software engineer, died after setting himself on fire outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington D.C. on Sunday. He reportedly livestreamed the act as a protest against the ongoing violence in Gaza.

Friends described Bushnell as kind, gentle, and principled, actively involved in social causes like helping the homeless. He was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in software engineering while excelling in the Air Force.


Bushnell’s protest sparked controversy and debate. He reportedly called the situation in Gaza a “genocide” and declared he would no longer be “complicit.” Authorities are investigating the incident

Source: Jordan 105.5fm News Bulletin

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