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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C
Topham Picturepoint/Topham Picturepoint/Press Association Images via PA Images The exterior of the Royal Palace in Dam Square, Amsterdam, Holland
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Man sets himself on fire outside Amsterdam's Royal Palace
A video of the incident shows people trying to put out the fire using their coats.

DUTCH POLICE AND witnesses have said that a man set himself on fire in Amsterdam’s Dam Square today.

A video from the scene, which was published on a Dutch website, shows an unidentified person covered in flames as a group of people attempt to put out the fire.

The Associated Press is reporting that the incident occurred in Dam Square, outside the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.

According to a translation of an article on the Dutch website NOS, the man was seen arguing with a group of English tourists shortly before he told them to leave and then took a lighter to himself and set himself on fire.

Reports say that the man spoke Dutch with a foreign accent.

It is not clear yet what injuries the man, who was brought to hospital, suffered or if he survived the fire.

A graphic video of the man on fire is available to view here. Please note that viewer discretion is advised due to the nature of this video.