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Algerian dies after setting himself on fire

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An Algerian who set fire to himself on Wednesday survived, but another who staged the same sort of protest on Saturday has died of his injuries.

Three other Algerians have set fire to themselves in recent days in what appears to be an imitation of the December the 17th protest by a Tunisian which started the revolt against the government there.

The men appear to have had similar demands, chose to stage their protests in front of administrative buildings or police stations.

Riots last week in Algeria led to five deaths, 800 injuries and more than 1000 arrests, and forced the government to slash prices of basic foodstuffs.