Climate Activists Praise Man Who Burned Himself Alive on Supreme Court Steps
50-year-old Wynn Bruce died from injuries
Climate activists have hailed Wynn Bruce for burning himself alive before the U.S. Supreme Court steps in protest of climate change.
50-year-old Wynn Bruce died from injuries he sustained after lighting himself on fire in front of the Supreme Court to raise awareness about climate change:
In an incident report, the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) stated that 50-year-old Wynn Bruce of Boulder, Colorado, carried out the act at about 6:05 p.m. Friday, the Hill noted.
The MPD, Supreme Court Police, and Capitol Police responded to the scene.
After being conveyed to a local hospital via helicopter, Bruce died of his injuries.
According to Bruce’s Facebook page, he was a practicing Buddhist performing an act of self-immolation.
In the hours following his untimely death, climate activists have taken to social media to hail him as a hero who performed a compassionate act of self-sacrifice.
Washington Congressional candidate Rebecca Parson tweeted:
“Climate activist Wynn Alan Bruce set himself on fire in front of the Supreme Court on Earth Day."
"He died from this act of self-immolation. Heed his warning. Take climate crisis seriously. End fossil fuels."
Dr. Kritee K, a Zen Buddhist priest and senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), tweeted:
“This guy was my friend. He meditated with our sangha."
"This act is not suicide. This is a deeply fearless act of compassion to bring attention to climate crisis."
"We are piecing together info but he had been planning it for at least one year. #wynnbruce I am so moved."
This guy was my friend. He meditated with our sangha. This act is not suicide. This is a deeply fearless act of compassion to bring attention to climate crisis. We are piecing together info but he had been planning it for atleast one year. #wynnbruce I am so moved. https://t.co/bHoRaLK6Fr— Dr. K. Kritee (@KriteeKanko) April 24, 2022
I invite you to pre-pitch the headline you want NYT to use when the human race collectively commits climate suicide.— emptywheel (@emptywheel) April 24, 2022
We're all committing suicide. Wynn Bruce just did it after great reflection. https://t.co/oIs9QoUu5u
some thoughts on Wynn Alan Bruce's self-immolation on the steps of the Supreme Court this Earth Day. written while crying, mourning his passing, and acknowledging his sacrifice. may he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/mCeLef0lSy— boss baby's boss bitch (@lilbirdliv) April 24, 2022