Man sets himself alight in anti-China protest

A man doused himself with gasoline and set himself alight during a protest Friday by ethnic Uighurs outside the Chinese Embassy in Turkey. Other demonstrators jumped on the man and quickly extinguished the flames with a blanket, said an Associated Press photographer who was at the scene. He was also sprayed with a fire extinguisher. The man, identified by the local Uighur association as 35-year-old Mehmet Dursun Uygurturkoglu, was rushed to a hospital where he was being treated for second-degree burns to his head, neck and arms. A doctor at Ankara's Numune hospital said his injuries were not life-threatening. He was among several hundred Uighur demonstrators protesting human rights violations in China just before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing.