The Monk that Burned Himself to Death (The Vietnam war)

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Saigon 1963. On the day of a Monk protest, around 400 Buddhist monks and nuns marched to the intersection carrying banners protesting about the Government oppression of their faith and culture.

Then a car pulled up and three monks got out, one of them being a devout monk called Thích Quang Duc.

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