Self-immolation in protest of war in Iraq

November 3, 2006 Chicago, Illinois Malachi Ritscher commits suicide by self-immolation to protest the war in Iraq Ritscher, a musician, recording engineer, and human rights activist, had previously been arrested twice at anti-war protests before his suicide. During morning rush hour on November 3, Ritscher stood on the side of the Kennedy Expressway and lit…