The cabbies are apparently unionized in Korea. I'm thinking that they need to study US union tactics a little more. The way its supposed to work is that you set SOMEONE ELSE on fire, not yourself. When is the last time you heard of a Teamster torching themself? Never. Doesn't happen. They're smarter than that.
A taxi driver in his 50s set himself ablaze in protest against the planned a Korea-U.,S. free trade agreement on Sunday. The man set himself on fire near the Grand Hyatt Seoul Hotel, where last-minute negotiations were underway, but survived with serious injuries.[...]