He wrote the government was ‘about to hit us with an apocalyptic fascist world coup.’
Azzarello added: ‘To my friends and family, witnesses and first responders, I deeply apologize for inflicting this pain upon you. But I assure you it is a drop in the bucket compared to what our government intends to inflict.’
Azarello travelled to New York City a week ago, saying on his Instagram he would be staying at Washington Square Park.
On his LinkedIn profile, where he seemingly appears in a photo with Bill Clinton, Azzarello wrote: ‘We’ve got a secret fascism problem.’
His profile claims he has been self-employed since March of 2023.
Azarello received an undergraduate diploma in anthropology and public policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009.
He went on to get a Master’s degree in city and regional planning in Rutgers University in New Jersey in 2012.
Last year he filed a lawsuit against the Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, Binance, Peter Thiel, Mark Cuban, Richard Branson and Mark Zuckerberg, among a dozen other entities.
His complaint reads: ‘Each of the defendants has knowingly conspired, participated in, benefitted financially from a decades-long fraudulent scheme.’
In bizarre Instagram posts, Azarello stares at the camera and sings about starting a revolution.
He seems to have particular disdain for billionaires such as Mark Zuckerberg and Mark Cuban.
Azarello also often targeted New York Univertsity.
An hour before he self immolated, Azarello posted a text in his Instagram story that just repeated the words ‘I love you.’
Azarello was arrested twice last year for disturbing the peace in Florida.
Shocking video showed the man twitching on the ground while engulfed by flames before another man ran over with a fire extinguisher.
Witnesses said the man pulled pamphlets out of a backpack and threw them in the air before he doused himself with a liquid and set himself on fire. One of those pamphlets, titled “The True History of the World (Haunted Carnival Edition),” included references to “evil billionaires” but portions that were visible to a Reuters witness did not mention Trump.