Chloe Sagal (USA)

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Chloe Sagal

 

Chloe Sagal was a man who identified as a transgender woman. On June 19, Sagal walked into Lownsdale Square, a public park in Portland, OR, on crutches and began reading a prepared statement regarding “homelessness and mental health issues,” according to witnesses. Several minutes later “she got out a gallon bottle and poured what looked like dirty water over her head,” and then pulled out a lighter and set himself on fire in front of several witnesses who were listening to Sagal’s statement. After some difficulty (possibly due to the use of an accelerant) the witnesses and a sheriff’s deputy were able to put out the flames. When asked “why they’d done it,” Sagal “said it was because they were homeless and didn’t know what else to do.” Sagal was transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital alive, but subsequently died there of injuries from the fire.

 

Woman who set self on fire in Portland park remembered as “brilliant and tortured” artist — The Oregonian

Person dies after setting self on fire in downtown Portland park in apparent protest — The Oregonian