I commented before on the number of suicides in big French firms like France Telecom. There's been another outbreak of suicides, this time by self-immolation, that is by pouring petrol over oneself and setting fire to it.
A high-school maths teacher burnt herself to death in the yard of her school in Béziers.
A 77 year-old lady set fire to herself in Talence, that's the next town to ours.
These are very strong statements to make, public and violent.