This video is of one of the few self-immolations by Buddhist Monks in the 1960's. The first, and most famous, self-immolation was by Thich Quang Duc. Details of which are below...

"June 11, 1963, Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk from Vietnam, burned himself to death at a busy intersection in downtown Saigon to bring attention to the repressive policies of the Catholic Diem regime that controlled the South Vietnamese government at the time. Buddhist monks asked the regime to lift its ban on flying the traditional Buddhist flag, to grant Buddhism the same rights as Catholicism, to stop detaining Buddhists and to give Buddhist monks and nuns the right to practice and spread their religion.

As he burned he never moved a muscle, never uttered a sound." - YouTube.

Malcolm Browne's photograph of the monk's death won a Pulitzer Prize, and part of his photo was used for the cover of Rage Against the Machine's debut album cover.

Thích Quảng Đức - Wikipedia

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