A man was transported to a hospital Tuesday night after suffering burns while setting a fire outside the Trump International Hotel, authorities said.
Around 9:20 p.m. ET the man received serious but non-life threatening burns during a protest outside the hotel, D.C. Fire officials said.
It was unclear whether the man was trying to set himself on fire, or what his motivation was, although some Twitter users said the man was trying to harm himself.
Fire dept puts out fire where man self immolation in front of Trump Hotel DC. He put fire out himself before walking to police. pic.twitter.com/10g5SKXiUJ
— Shoagosaurus (@MikeShoag) January 18, 2017
Earlier Tuesday night, protesters tied up rush-hour traffic in downtown Washington before holding an anti-Trump rally outside the luxury hotel, which is located in the old U.S. Post Office Pavilion on Pennsylvania Avenue between the U.S. Capitol and the White House.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators are expected to flood the capital for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday.
At least 26 protest groups are seeking or have been granted permits — more than four times the average number for past inaugurations.